[llvm-dev] [RFC] Intrinsic naming convention (words with dots)

David Chisnall via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Tue Dec 1 10:34:44 PST 2015

On 1 Dec 2015, at 17:15, Krzysztof Parzyszek via llvm-dev <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> How about using dots to separate "contexts" and underscores to separate words, e.g.
> llvm.gc.*	--stuff related to GC
> llvm.gc.read
> llvm.gc.do_something_else

My concern with this proposal is that the process that generates the C++ enum values transforms dots into underscores.  Mixing dots and underscores in the IR seems really bad because there are then multiple possible IR values for any given C++ value.  I’d much prefer that we remove the existing users to underscores and make it explicit that dot in IR means underscore in C++.


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