[LLVMdev] Restrictions on bitcast of arbitrary vector types?

Duncan Sands baldrick at free.fr
Wed Feb 29 02:34:40 PST 2012

Hi George,

> The LLVM lang ref (http://llvm.org/docs/LangRef.html#i_bitcast) notes
> that bitcast of vectors to vectors is OK, provided the vectors are of
> the same size. In attempting this on large vector types (e.g. 16xi64 ->
> 16xf64), I get assertions related to Extended Value Types when
> attempting to perform code generation, but no errors at the BC level. Is
> it simply unsupported to stray outwith the set of vector types in
> SimpleValueType in ValueTypes.h ?

this sounds like a bug - the type legalizer should take care of this.

Ciao, Duncan.

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