[LLVMdev] RFC: Constant Creation API

Chris Lattner clattner at apple.com
Fri Jul 24 10:03:54 PDT 2009

On Jul 24, 2009, at 9:30 AM, Duncan Sands wrote:

>> The ones that don't can be static functions on the type class that
>> take a context.  For example, Type::Int32Ty needs to become a  
>> function
>> that takes a context at some point.
> Why is that?  If it is read-only then it should be possible to share
> it between all threads.

Type's aren't readonly, see all the mutable fields in them.  While we  
might be able to get away with a special case for these, I'd rather  
have a clean model where no IR is shared across contexts.


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