[llvm-dev] How to get the destination in a LoadInst

David Greene via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Thu Dec 13 07:39:56 PST 2018

"Doerfert, Johannes Rudolf via llvm-dev" <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org>

> The LoadInst is %5. I'm not sure what you mean by reference though.

This is a common misunderstanding, one that I think is encouraged by the
textual form of IR.  "%5 = load" makes it looks like %5 is a destination
operand in LoadInst.  LLVM IR looks like assembly and in (most) assembly
syntax, destinations are instruction operands.

Something like "%5 -> load" might have made things more clear, but of
course it's too late for that.  :)


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