[LLVMdev] TableGen !eq() Operator Patch

David Greene dag at cray.com
Tue Jan 5 09:59:16 PST 2010

Attached is a patch to implement an !eq() operator in TableGen.  We use this 
for the AVX specification to allow the user to control what kind of pattern 
should be used for a particular instruction def.  For example, we use it for 
reg-mem instructions to let the user choose between a built-in generic reg-mem 
pattern, the same pattern that was used for the reg-reg variant of the
instruction or a custom pattern provided by the user.

It only operates on strings.

An alternative to this would be to implement named parameters in TableGen but 
that seems like overkill for this case.  Named parameters could be useful in 
other areas to reduce template complexity but implementing it is non-trivial 
given the widespread assumption in the TableGen sources that template 
parameters exactly match up with template arguments.

Comments?  Ok to commit?

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