[PATCH] D22203: Update the LangRef description of the 'returned' attribute

Dan Gohman via llvm-commits llvm-commits at lists.llvm.org
Sun Jul 10 14:22:39 PDT 2016

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The referenced WebAssembly optimization is a caller-side optimization, not a callee-side optimization, so it itself isn't actually a motivation for this LangRef change.

Also, it's not clear what the optimization purpose of `returned` would be in the callee. If some IR producer or transformer knows that one of the argument values is returned, it should just set the return operand(s) to use the argument value, or a bitcast thereof, and let SSA form to describe the property naturally.


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