[llvm-dev] Question about a May-alias case

JinGu Kang via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Wed Jun 13 16:40:58 PDT 2018

um... you are right... Thank you very much for good comment! :)

On 14 Jun 2018, 00:17, at 00:17, "Friedman, Eli" <efriedma at codeaurora.org> wrote:
>On 6/13/2018 3:50 PM, JinGu wrote:
>> Let's slightly change the example as below.
>> char subbuf1[2];
>> char subbuf2[2];
>> char subbuf3[2];
>> char subbuf4[2];
>> char *buf[4] = {subbuf1, subbuf2, subbuf3, subbuf4};
>> char c;
>> void test(int idx) {
>>   char *a = buf[3 - idx];
>>   char *b = buf[idx];
>>   *a = *b;
>>   c++;
>>   *a = *b;
>> }
>> I think we can say the 'buf' does not point 'c'.
>That doesn't help... the compiler still can't prove whether some other 
>translation unit modifies buf.
>If you declare buf as `char *const buf[4] = {subbuf1, subbuf2, subbuf3,
>subbuf4};`, then I guess you could prove that the pointers in buf don't
>point to c.  But that's a rare pattern in practice, and it would be
>of expensive to analyze in BasicAA.  Maybe if we add stateful AA to
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