[llvm-commits] Updated pointer-vector patch
nlewycky at google.com
Tue Nov 29 14:31:37 PST 2011
On 29 November 2011 01:37, Duncan Sands <baldrick at free.fr> wrote:
> Hi Nick,
> > To elaborate, the comment was that the only pointer types we should
> > allow are those which would let us load the vector and produce a legal
> > vector type.
> presumably i8** would be a valid vector element type. This means that
> vector GEP may need more than one index.
No, only single-pointers for now but if there's a use case for them they
can be added. It means that someone who wants to use gather operations to
pointer-chase through multiple linked list nodes in parallel will need to
use a inttoptr between each load. Somehow I'm okay with that. :)
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