[LLVMdev] PIC16TargetAsmInfo::getBSSSectionForGlobal

Chris Lattner clattner at apple.com
Tue Jul 21 09:50:33 PDT 2009

On Jul 20, 2009, at 7:12 PM, Sanjiv Gupta wrote:

>> My short term goal is to make TargetAsmInfo not depend on libvmcore.
>> This means that no methods in it should take GlobalValue*'s for
>> example.  There is a suite of GV classification methods that need to
>> be moved somewhere else, probably in TargetLowering or asmprinter.  
>> One
>> method in particular (SectionForGlobal) is virtual and only re-
>> implemented for PIC16, which makes it an obvious candidate for  
>> changing.
>> I don't really understand all the section handling logic, but I have
>> to untangle it.  It doesn't seem like it is properly factored  
>> somehow,
>> so I'd like to simplify it while I'm moving stuff.
> PIC16 has a lot of things going on in asmprinter while sectionizing  
> globals.
> Let us know if you need to understand anything.
>> I don't want to
>> break PIC16, but again, there are no testcases!
>> -Chris
> We do have a lot of execution tests locally. But we haven't added  
> any to
> the test/CodeGen because of lack of time.
> I can help you testing your patch.

Alright.  Well I wrote a simple testcase for the most obvious  
functionality.  I'll proceed with my refactoring and not break this  
test.  If I break anything else, you guys can work it out after I'm  
done (and I'll help).


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