[llvm-dev] Difference between “uses” and “user”
Carlos Alba via llvm-dev
llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Wed Feb 17 02:03:54 PST 2016
So, according to your explanation, do you think that it is possible to get
the value produced by an instruction? something like the following
for(auto operand : instruction->getOperandList())
if( operand -> getUser == instruction )
On Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 1:01 PM, Michael Kruse <llvmdev at meinersbur.de>
> 2016-02-16 10:24 GMT+01:00 Carlos Alba via llvm-dev <
> llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org>:
> > Hi everyone,
> > Instruction and Value classes have "Uses" and "User". What is the
> > between them?
> > I think that "Uses" gives all the instructions/values that a particular
> > Value depends on and "User" gives all the instructions/values that
> depend on
> > that particular value. Is that right?
> Given as example the instruction %add in
> %add = add i32 %1, 1
> %sub = sub i32 %add, 1
> You can think of an llvm::Use as a tuple (Instruction,ArgumentNo)
> Take for example the first argument of the add: (%add,0)
> Use::getUser() returns that Instruction (%add)
> Use::getOperandNo() returns that ArgumentNo (0)
> Use::get() returns the argument itself (%1); llvm::Use operator
> overloads may make the llvm::Use appear like it is the argument's
> llvm::Value itself
> add->operands() enumerates the llvm::Use(s), i.e. (%add,0) for the
> first argument (which is "%1") and (%add,1) for the second (which is
> add->uses() enumerates where %add is used, i.e. (%sub,0) in this example.
> add->users() enumerates only the instructions which use %add, i.e.
> %sub in this example (without specifying the ArgumentNo)
> llvm::User is a base class of llvm::Instruction that implements the
> argument list mechanism (Lists of llvm::Value(s)).
> Hope that helps any corrections/additions are welcome.
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