[PATCH] D27334: [OpenCL] Ambiguous function call.

Anastasia Stulova via Phabricator via cfe-commits cfe-commits at lists.llvm.org
Mon Dec 5 09:41:56 PST 2016

Anastasia added a comment.

In https://reviews.llvm.org/D27334#612858, @bader wrote:

> In https://reviews.llvm.org/D27334#611703, @Anastasia wrote:
> > This change seems to modify normal C behavior again. Is there any strong motivation for doing this and if yes could it be done generically with C?
> Motivation:
>   // Non-portable OpenCL 1.2 code 
>   __kernel void foo(global float* out) {
>     out[get_global_id(0)] = sin(get_global_id(0));
>   }
> This program compiles fine on OpenCL platform w/o doubles support and fails otherwise.
>  If OpenCL driver supports doubles it provides at least two versions of 'sin' built-in math function and compiler will not be able to choose the right one for 'size_t' argument.
>  The goal of this warning is to let OpenCL developer know about potential issues with code portability.

I would argue this improves the portability much as it can also be misleading in some situations (because it refers to a potentially hypothetical problem). For example there can be builtin functions that only have a float parameter (without a double version of it). This is for example the case with read_image functions that take a float coordinate value between 0 and 1. Unfortunately this warning won't be triggered on read_image functions because there is an overload candidate with an int type of the same parameter too. But we can't exclude this situations to appear in the future or from some vendor extensions or even custom OpenCL code.


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