[fpc-devel] Plans for 2022

J. Gareth Moreton gareth at moreton-family.com
Sun Jan 9 14:54:22 CET 2022

The other slight difficulty is that because I'm looking at the direct 
assembly langauge, I'm not always sure what Pascal code produces said 
assembly language.  Granted that's because I tend to dump the assembly 
files without the -al option, and I only tend to use the -ar option if 
there's some kind of register tracking problem.

Gareth aka. Kit

On 09/01/2022 13:38, J. Gareth Moreton via fpc-devel wrote:
> It's probably a good idea, yes.  Normally the optimisations I 
> implement are due to me spotting something in the RTL or compiler 
> disassembly while optimising something else, so the tests per se are 
> in those units.  Dedicated tests, like my recently added POPCNT tests, 
> are a good idea even if the set-up is quite uncommon (e.g. it's rare 
> that one would check, say, PopCnt(X) = 0 (or <> 0) because checking X 
> directly gives you the exact same result - in that particular case, I 
> added it because it was as simple as adding a couple of labels to a 
> case block.
> How should we start with making these tests?
> Gareth aka. Kit
> On 09/01/2022 11:14, Florian Klämpfl via fpc-devel wrote:
>>> Am 09.01.2022 um 08:09 schrieb J. Gareth Moreton via fpc-devel 
>>> <fpc-devel at lists.freepascal.org>:
>>> Some people requested a Patreon post as to my plans for 2022 with 
>>> FPC, so I was happy to oblige.  Plans may change a bit though 
>>> depending on what happens in life and also what Florian's own vision 
>>> is with the compiler, but this is the gist of it:
>>> https://www.patreon.com/posts/60922821
>> One thing we should think about: the current optimizations being 
>> added get more and more rare so they are often not tested anymore by 
>> the existing regression tests. So maybe we should think about a 
>> dedicated facility for assembler optimization testing.
>> _______________________________________________
>> fpc-devel maillist  -  fpc-devel at lists.freepascal.org
>> https://lists.freepascal.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/fpc-devel

This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.

More information about the fpc-devel mailing list