[LLVMdev] trig language-like code generator generator
sabre at nondot.org
Sun Apr 24 11:09:12 PDT 2005
On Mon, 25 Apr 2005, Tzu-Chien Chiu wrote:
Oh, tWig. :) Yes, tree pattern matching is exactly the direction we are
heading. We are slowly making the code generators more and more
automatically generated as time goes on. The SelectionDAG infrastructure
is mean to support exactly this (perform Tree or DAG pattern matching on
the optimized DAG instead of on the LLVM code).
This is described here:
Currently, we use simple greedy bottom-up matchers that are manually
written in the <target>ISelPattern.cpp file. The plan is to extend this
by allowing targets to write the DAG pattern for each instruction in the
.td files, then build use an optimal code generator generator to emit the
This processes of increased automation has been happening slowly over the
years, but we've made good progress. Are you interested in helping out?
> On 4/25/05, Chris Lattner <sabre at nondot.org> wrote:
>> On Sun, 24 Apr 2005, Tzu-Chien Chiu wrote:
>>> i'd like to know if there is any plan or existing work to add a Aho's
>>> trig language like code generator generator?
>> Trig is a code generator generator? Is there any documentation for it
>> available anywhere?
>>> "...If you are starting a new port, we recommend that you write the
>>> instruction selector using the SelectionDAG infrastructure."
>>> any other things i should know before i write one?
>>> thank you.
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