[LLVMdev] #uses

xli3 at uiuc.edu xli3 at uiuc.edu
Tue Sep 17 16:48:01 PDT 2002

When I use the llvm to print out the code, it actually gives
out the number of uses for each variable, for example, I get
lines like this:

 %S.i = alloca %struct.SimpleStruct          ;
<%struct.SimpleStruct*> [#uses=3]

or this

%cast216.i = getelementptr %struct.SimpleStruct* %S.i, long 0,
ubyte 0          ; <int*> [#uses=1]

My question is how the program knows about the number of uses.
If I want to check all the future uses of this variable, say
%S.i. Is there a way that I can directly find the uses of this
variable? Or I have to iterate over the function, inspect all
the instructions and ompare all the operands of each
instruction to see if they are the same?


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