Re: [PATCH 00/16] support __packed struct

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On 1/5/2021 12:39 PM, Luc Van Oostenryck wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 05, 2021 at 09:56:05AM -0800, Jacob Keller wrote:
>> On 12/28/2020 1:33 PM, Luc Van Oostenryck wrote:
>>> On Mon, Dec 28, 2020 at 05:18:50PM +0000, Ramsay Jones wrote:
>>>> Patch #16 also looks good, but I would need to study it a bit more
>>>> than I have time available to be totally happy. It does not seem
>>>> to be handling the 'lowering' of 'odd bit-sized' symbols created in
>>>> the previous patch (to answer my own question), so I would have to
>>>> apply the patches (or fetch the above branch) to study some more.
>>> Well, patch #16 doesn't contain the lowering, it kinda just enables
>>> the last bits to support (without out-of-bound access) packed structures
>>> including packed bitfields.
>> What does the 'lowering' gain us? Or, in other words, what is still
>> missing after this series?
> As a static checker, nothing is missing and the series is now mainlined.
> The 'lowering' only matters if you want to somehow translate the
> instructions used in the IR (Intermediate Representation) into
> instructions for a more concrete machine, because now there are things
> like: 'do a load of a 5-byte word'.
> -- Luc

Ok thanks, that makes sense.

- Jake

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