[LLVMdev] pointer-sized integer type

Chris Lattner sabre at nondot.org
Sat Dec 1 17:30:39 PST 2007

On Dec 1, 2007, at 5:26 PM, Benjamin Smedberg wrote:

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> Anton Korobeynikov wrote:
>> Benjamin,
>>> It seems that LLVM bytecode doesn't have a builtin type for  
>>> "pointer-sized
>>> integer".
>> You should use TargetData to provide a size of pointer.
> Sorry, perhaps I was not clear. When JITting code it's not hard to  
> figure
> out the size of a pointer and use the equivalent integer type. I  
> mean, is it
> possible to create architecture-independent LLVM assembly/bytecode  
> that has
> an "integer that's the same size as a pointer"?

No, not currently.


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