[LLVMdev] LLVM Loop Vectorizer
echristo at gmail.com
Fri Oct 5 11:49:51 PDT 2012
> I think this is the wrong way to look at the problem. The real question is: why should we keep OPT and LLC separate? Keeping them separate and using some extension of TargetData will just mean manually duplicating information in this extended TargetData that we otherwise have in the backends. This is error-prone [from personal experience] and otherwise unproductive.
You quite obviously misunderstood me.
> In addition, merging the tools will allow the consolidation of target-specific code in OPT. There is code in InstCombine, for example, that specifically deals with x86 intrinsics. This code should be moved into a callback provided by the x86 target. Currently, however, this is not possible because of this separation.
Making the data available to the passes is just fine, I don't see a
need to merge the two tools.
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