[LLVMdev] Re: Newbie questions

Chris Lattner sabre at nondot.org
Wed Apr 26 14:32:39 PDT 2006

On Wed, 26 Apr 2006, Archie Cobbs wrote:
>>> With no annotation support, it doesn't seem like you can. This is
>>> the problem. I'm not saying annotations are good, just that they
>>> represent one (sub-optimal) solution to the problem. Without them,
>>> we have zero solutions to the problem.
>> Why do you believe this?
> Sorry, that sounded more pessimistic that it was supposed to.
> What I meant was, there are probably better solutions out there,
> but they haven't been implemented yet and it will take some work
> (both defining them and coding them) to get there. At least, that's
> what I think I've heard so far (don't forget I'm the "newbie" here :-)

I still don't follow.  Having annotations on the IR is *exactly* 
equivalant to having a map from IR objects to the things you want to 
annotate them with.

Why isn't this just as acceptable (and problematic) as annotations?



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