[llvm-dev] Passing structs in C calling convention

Paweł Bylica via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Sat May 7 16:19:05 PDT 2016

Thanks for explaining that to me.

So the conclusion is to use IRGen from Clang to handle the lowering, right?
I will take a look there and try to use it. But that adds additional
dependency what's is not ideal.

On Fri, May 6, 2016 at 10:08 PM Reid Kleckner <rnk at google.com> wrote:

> LLVM doesn't have enough information to do it for you. The LLVM type
> system just isn't as expressive as the C type system, so frontends end up
> bearing some of the lowering burden.
> You should consider using clang to do the lowering for you:
> http://llvm.org/devmtg/2014-10/Slides/Skip%20the%20FFI.pdf
> On Fri, May 6, 2016 at 4:32 AM, Paweł Bylica <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org>
> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I want to declare a function that matches C ABI. Do I need to transform
>> declarations like void @f(%struct.A %a) into void @f(%struct.A* byval %a)
>> myself or LLVM can do it for me? Is this what "ccc" calling convention
>> means?
>> - Paweł
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