[cfe-dev] [llvm-dev] RFC: First-class Matrix type

Jacob Lifshay via cfe-dev cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org
Fri Oct 12 13:14:11 PDT 2018

On Fri, Oct 12, 2018, 10:33 David Greene via llvm-dev <
llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:

> Richard Smith via cfe-dev <cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org> writes:
> > However, I do wonder: how is this different from, say, complex
> > numbers, for which we don't have a native IR representation? (Maybe
> > the answer is that we should have native IR support for complex
> > numbers too.)
> We've got at least one person here with decades of experience handling
> complex operations in compilers who thinks LLVM IR should absolutely
> have native support for complex, FWIW.  I don't have enough experience
> with it myself to make a definitive statement but I can certainly see
> advantages to it.
> Most of us here also think that LLVM IR should absolutely have native
> support for predication/masking.  :)
I can certainly agree.

> As for matrices, I again can see the advantages but have no practical
> experience to draw upon.  But some people at Apple seem to think it's
> advantageous and I'm interested in learning more.
>                            -David
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