LLVM API Documentation

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Collaboration diagram for Types:


 Integer Types
 Floating Point Types
 Function Types
 Structure Types
 Sequential Types
 Other Types


LLVMTypeKind LLVMGetTypeKind (LLVMTypeRef Ty)
LLVMBool LLVMTypeIsSized (LLVMTypeRef Ty)
LLVMContextRef LLVMGetTypeContext (LLVMTypeRef Ty)
void LLVMDumpType (LLVMTypeRef Val)
char * LLVMPrintTypeToString (LLVMTypeRef Val)

Detailed Description

Types represent the type of a value.

Types are associated with a context instance. The context internally deduplicates types so there is only 1 instance of a specific type alive at a time. In other words, a unique type is shared among all consumers within a context.

A Type in the C API corresponds to llvm::Type.

Types have the following hierarchy:

types: integer type real type function type sequence types: array type pointer type vector type void type label type opaque type

Function Documentation

void LLVMDumpType ( LLVMTypeRef  Val)

Dump a representation of a type to stderr.

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Definition at line 268 of file Core.cpp.

References llvm::unwrap().

Obtain the context to which this type instance is associated.

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Definition at line 264 of file Core.cpp.

References llvm::unwrap(), and llvm::wrap().

Return a string representation of the type. Use LLVMDisposeMessage to free the string.

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Definition at line 272 of file Core.cpp.

References llvm::raw_ostream::flush(), llvm::LibFunc::strdup, and llvm::unwrap().

Whether the type has a known size.

Things that don't have a size are abstract types, labels, and void.a

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Definition at line 259 of file Core.cpp.

References llvm::unwrap().