[LLVMdev] Enhancing TableGen
David A. Greene
greened at obbligato.org
Thu Oct 6 14:36:34 CDT 2011
Jakob Stoklund Olesen <jolesen at apple.com> writes:
>> It's actually more complex than this but this gives the basic idea.
>> The key thing I need to be able to do is construct an instrinsic name
>> given some base string, a prefix and a suffix.
> David, I think the syntax you are proposing here is much better than
> the multidef syntax.
Yep, I agree.
> When I look at test/TableGen/MultiPat.td, I have a really hard time
> figuring out what is happening.
The multidef syntax is certainly esoteric and fixed by the for proposal.
I can see how the !foreach/!subst stuff could be daunting, but it is
really the key to writing completely generic patterns. Maybe I can
replace !foreach with for. I'll think about that. I think it would
clean things up a lot. !foreach has this odd iterator declaration mess
that for could potentially clean up. Plus it wouldn't have such a nest
of functional lisp-like stuff. :)
I really only need !foreach to do stuff like what's in MultiPat.td so if
I can do that with for, I'd be thrilled to completely dump !foreach.
>> Here's a critical question. What type do the for loop iterators have?
> That's probably good enough.
One thing I do like about multidef is that the user gets to declare the
iterator and its type. Perhaps I'll try to do that with for.
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