[LLVMdev] [llvm-commits] Vectors of Pointers and Vector-GEP

Jose Fonseca jfonseca at vmware.com
Tue Dec 6 00:58:04 PST 2011

----- Original Message -----
> Jose Fonseca <jfonseca at vmware.com> writes:
> > Anyway, from Nadav's and your other replies on this thread it is
> > now
> > clear to me that even if the IR doesn't express base scalar
> > pointers
> > w/ vector indices directly, the backend can always match and emit
> > the
> > most efficient machine instruction. This addresses my main concern.
> It can, but it would have to go through varying amounts of pain to do
> so.  This is such a common operation that the IR should really
> support
> it directly.

I entirely agree FWIW.


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