[LLVMdev] C99 restrict

Chris Lattner sabre at nondot.org
Mon Mar 26 16:08:48 PDT 2007

On Mon, 26 Mar 2007, Christopher Lamb wrote:
>> mechanism which C99 restrict can be implemented in terms of.  It seems
>> like an intrinsic would be a good way to do that.
> Certainly language independence is a requirement.
> I think your point about inlined functions is also valid for restrict
> parameters to functions that have been inlined in C/C++. The aliasing


> Ideally I think it would be nice to be able to start off using
> intrinsics to communicate this kind of information, though it may end
> up as changes to instruction down the line, but I'm not enough of an
> expert to be able to say whether this is a feasible strategy.

Yes, that is a preferable approach.  Intrinsics are easy to add, and can 
do almost anything that instructions can.  They are a great way to get 
experience with an approach.



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