[LLVMdev] Is there a "callback optimization"?

Duncan Sands baldrick at free.fr
Fri Jun 4 09:11:08 PDT 2010

Hi Kenneth,

> By that I mean an optimization pass (or a combination of them) that turns:
> With that transform in place, lots of inlining becomes possible, and
> direct function calls replace indirect function calls if inlining
> isn't appropriate.  If this transform is combined with argpromotion
> and scalarrepl, it can be used for devirtualization of C++ virtual
> function calls.
> There seems to be an awful lot of C++ code out there that uses
> templates to perform this same optimization in source code.

yes, LLVM does this.  For example, running your example through the LLVM
optimizers gives:

define void @foo() nounwind readnone {
   ret void

As you can see, the indirect function calls were resolved into direct
function calls and inlined.

I don't know which passes take care of this however.



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