[LLVMdev] X + 0.0

Chris Lattner clattner at apple.com
Wed Jul 28 08:59:24 PDT 2010

On Jul 27, 2010, at 4:59 AM, Jochen Wilhelmy wrote:

>> Keeping it out of the mid-level optimizers is "by design".  When we tackle this, we should do it right, by making the flags per-instruction.
> But at least ist it planned for some time in the future?
> then i can "survive" with a patch until then.

As an open source project, we have little ability to force things to happen.  It could be implemented next week or it might be 10 years from now, or never.  All I can say is that I don't know of anyone planning to work on it.  It dovetails with rounding mode support, so a holistic approach would be good.

> I wonder why these optimizations can be done in the mid-level and additionaly in the backend.
> as a non-compiler-guru i see redundancy there. perhaps it is possible to write a "loop back"
> backend that outputs llvm ir again so that the optimizations need to be implemented only once.

The stuff in the backend is a hack, using global variables (TargetOptions.h).  We aim to annihilate those over time :)


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