[fpc-pascal] LLVM Backend Support

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Fri Aug 19 14:36:16 CEST 2016

In our previous episode, Jonas Maebe said:
> Another, more important, issue is that the LLVM-based compiler also  
> includes the regular code generator for the targeted architecture (to  
> generate entry and exit code for pure assembler routines).

FYI, I've been creating some SSE image conversion routines in Delphi/FPC
(FPC for avx) the last few days, and I noticed that Delphi allows something
like that too for 64-bit.  (That being generating entry and exit code for
asm code)

It has pseudo directives to push registers on entry, allowing it
to create a stack frame (aligned, with SEH record).

There are four functions:

.noframe - omit stackframe (our nostackframe)
.pushnv  - save general purpose non-volatile register (pushes)
.savenv  - save sse2/3 non-volatile (saves to stack)
.params <x> - reserves enoughs stackspace to call a procedure with <x> regs params
            the (<x> time 8, addressable as an byte array using @param[])


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