[llvm-dev] pseudo Instruction usage

Friedman, Eli via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Wed Jun 13 18:52:43 PDT 2018

On 6/13/2018 6:36 PM, 유원호 via llvm-dev wrote:
> Hi, I have an question which sounds pretty naive.. (sorry, I just 
> stepped into LLVM Backend first time)
> I saw many backend source codes having Pseudo Instruction Type.
> But I wonder what this Instruction type means
> I feel confused with 'pseudo code' with algorithm terminology.
> Could anyone make this clear what is different from those two concepts?

A "pseudo-instruction" in LLVM is a MachineInstr which doesn't 
correspond to a specific assembly instruction.  It's a placeholder which 
will get converted to a real instruction or series of instructions by 
some later pass.


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