[llvm-commits] CVS: llvm/include/llvm/Support/IncludeFile.h

Reid Spencer reid at x10sys.com
Wed Jun 7 13:35:59 PDT 2006

Changes in directory llvm/include/llvm/Support:

IncludeFile.h updated: 1.1 -> 1.2
Log message:

For PR780: http://llvm.cs.uiuc.edu/PR780 :
This change was suggested by Chris so that we can select an alternate 
(or even no-op) implementation of the link assurance. I'm committing this
for your review, Chris. If the names and definitions are okay, I'll adjust
all the .h and .cpp files in a later patch.

Diffs of the changes:  (+31 -8)

 IncludeFile.h |   39 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--------
 1 files changed, 31 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)

Index: llvm/include/llvm/Support/IncludeFile.h
diff -u llvm/include/llvm/Support/IncludeFile.h:1.1 llvm/include/llvm/Support/IncludeFile.h:1.2
--- llvm/include/llvm/Support/IncludeFile.h:1.1	Wed Jun  7 15:00:19 2006
+++ llvm/include/llvm/Support/IncludeFile.h	Wed Jun  7 15:35:46 2006
@@ -7,12 +7,39 @@
-// This file defines the IncludeFile class.
+// macros.
-/// This class is used as a facility to make sure that the implementation of a 
-/// header file is included into a tool that uses the header.  This is solely 
+/// This macro is the public interface that IncludeFile.h exports. This gives
+/// us the option to implement the "link the definition" capability in any 
+/// manner that we choose. All header files that depend on a specific .cpp
+/// file being linked at run time should use this macro instead of the
+/// IncludeFile class directly. 
+/// For example, foo.h would use:<br/>
+/// <tt>FORCE_DEFINING_FILE_TO_BE_LINKED(foo)</tt><br/>
+/// And, foo.cp would use:<br/>
+/// <tt>DEFINING_FILE_FOR(foo)</tt><br/>
+  extern char name ## LinkVar; \
+  static IncludeFile name ## LinkObj ( &name ## LinkVar )
+/// This macro is the counterpart to FORCE_DEFINING_FILE_TO_BE_LINKED. It should
+/// be used in a .cpp file to define the name referenced in a header file that
+/// will cause linkage of the .cpp file. It should only be used at extern level.
+#define DEFINING_FILE_FOR(name) char name
+namespace llvm {
+/// This class is used in the implementation of FORCE_DEFINING_FILE_TO_BE_LINKED
+/// macro to make sure that the implementation of a header file is included 
+/// into a tool that uses the header.  This is solely 
 /// to overcome problems linking .a files and not getting the implementation 
 /// of compilation units we need. This is commonly an issue with the various
 /// Passes but also occurs elsewhere in LLVM. We like to use .a files because
@@ -27,14 +54,10 @@
 /// <tt>extern int LinkMyCodeStub;</tt><br/>
 /// <tt>static IncludeFile LinkMyModule(&LinkMyCodeStub);</tt><br/>
 /// @brief Class to ensure linking of corresponding object file.
-namespace llvm {
 struct IncludeFile {
   IncludeFile(void *);

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