[LLVMdev] Is there a reason why memcmp isn't an intrinsic?

Talin viridia at gmail.com
Sun Apr 13 13:13:42 PDT 2008

Chris Lattner wrote:
> On Apr 13, 2008, at 12:40 PM, Talin wrote:
>> Since you have memcpy, memmove, and memset in there, I was wondering  
>> why
>> memcmp wasn't there as well. It seems obvious - which makes me think
>> that if it's not there, then there must be some reason for it.
> Why do you want it to be an intrinsic?  What does that provide?
I can't really answer that question, since I don't know why memcpy, et 
al, are intrinsics either. I was assuming that whatever rationale made 
it beneficial to make the mem.* functions intrinsics would apply to 
memcmp as well...but perhaps this is not the case?
> -Chris
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