[LLVMdev] Documentation of malloc/free
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Mon Dec 7 12:28:13 CST 2009
On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 12:24 PM, Jon Harrop <jon at ffconsultancy.com> wrote:
> On Monday 07 December 2009 17:55:44 Chris Lattner wrote:
>> On Dec 7, 2009, at 9:49 AM, Garrison Venn wrote:
>> > So I gather this means that malloc was removed from the IR because
>> > there are platforms that don't have non-stack allocation semantics?
>> No, it was removed because it wasn't necessary, and the malloc
>> 'instruction' didn't support 64-bit targets.
> BTW, what is the state of having to index into structs using i32 and not i64
> even on a 64-bit platform? Is that due to be changed as well or is there some
> reason for requiring an i32?
This is further reasoning to support an iptr/intp/etc... type.
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