Hello, Would there be any interest in adding SIMD types? Would a patch implementing SIMD types (e.g. for AVX2) be accepted, or is that not a design goal right now? Thanks, Harris Snyder
On Tue, Oct 4, 2022, at 22:11, Harris Snyder wrote: > Would there be any interest in adding SIMD types? Hi Harris, Thanks for your message to the list. The general trend lately in qbe has been to "broaden" the surface, with new archs supported (apple hardware) and new IL capabilities (thread local variables). I would now like us to revert to improving the core compilation algorithms. Adding SIMD types is not really aligned with that and may well complicate things. Additionally, I am under the impression that SIMD types are not uniform enough across platforms to warrant a place in the IL. I may be proved wrong here, though. For the above reasons, I am not presently interested in supoorting SIMD types.