[Lldb-commits] Prevent type canonization when dereferencing

Lasse Folger via lldb-commits lldb-commits at lists.llvm.org
Wed Jun 2 02:39:01 PDT 2021

Hi lldb devs,

I prepared a small patch to improve the type consistency when dereferencing
values in lldb.

The problem I'm trying to solve is that the type of a value is canonized
(in clang) when the value is dereferenced.

Without the patch the test I added would return the type TTuple instead of

There is one issue with the patch:
In theory the
call is not needed. Unfortunately, to get a name for the dereferenced
value, this call is needed since only the type system (at least clang)
knows a name.
The dereferenced value does not necessarily have a name. However, the clang
type system knows an alias (*name* if it is a reference or **name* if it is
a pointer).

I also tried to fix this issue in the type system directly
However, changing that broke several tests.

Let me know what you think.

kind regards,
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