[cfe-dev] why does clang re-evaluate the target info for each input file?

Ted Kremenek kremenek at apple.com
Sat Mar 1 13:13:13 PST 2008

On Mar 1, 2008, at 12:31 PM, Sam Bishop wrote:

> Hi, Ted.
> Ted Kremenek wrote:
>> Originally the Target was computed only once, prior to adding   
>> serialization support.  Because the changes I made to the driver  
>> when I added serialization support were fairly invasive, small  
>> inefficiencies like this were (deliberately) introduced.  The  
>> desired tradeoff at the time was to have my changes be more  
>> readable and understandable at the cost of a few things in the  
>> driver being slightly less efficient.  The hope was that this would  
>> help shake out bugs introduced by my changes (of which there were  
>> several that we encountered).
> That makes sense.  Thanks.
>> Certainly some of these inefficiencies can (and should) be fixed.   
>> I am
> > fine with introducing optimizations like the one you suggest as  
> long as
> > we also aim to keep the driver readable and maintainable.
> What got me looking at this was valgrind complaining about target  
> information being leaked.  I've looked at this a little closer, and  
> it appears that the leak is in the library code.  I should be able  
> to fix that.


> It also looks like there are some other things being recalculated  
> unnecessarily, like header-include information.  Would you mind if I  
> try to lift those things out of the loop?

Feel free to refactor anything out of the loop that makes sense.

Thanks so much!

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