[llvm-dev] Demystifying the byte type

George Mitenkov via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Fri Oct 15 11:41:28 PDT 2021

Hi all,

In May 2021, together with Nuno Lopes and Juneyoung Lee, we proposed to add
a byte type in LLVM to fix load type punning issues. Initial RFC touched
some subtle aspects of LLVM IR and its semantics, and sparked a lot of
questions, concerns, and discussions.

We decided to write a post that would summarise the thread and the
complicated topic:


We hope that our post clarifies initial concerns raised on the mailing
list. As always, any questions, suggestions and advice are welcome!

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