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/*
 * This file is part of libFirm.
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 * Copyright (C) 2012 University of Karlsruhe.
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/**
 * @file
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 * @brief Declarations for functions and datastructures to represent types
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#ifndef FIRM_TYPEREP_H
#define FIRM_TYPEREP_H

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#include <stdlib.h>
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#include "firm_types.h"

#include "begin.h"
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/**
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 * @defgroup ir_entity Entities
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 *
 * An entity is the representation of program known objects in Firm.
 * The primary concept of entities is to represent members of complex
 * types, i.e., fields and methods of classes.  As not all programming
 * language model all variables and methods as members of some class,
 * the concept of entities is extended to cover also local and global
 * variables, and arbitrary procedures.
 *
 * An entity always specifies the type of the object it represents and
 * the type of the object it is a part of, the owner of the entity.
 * Originally this is the type of the class of which the entity is a
 * member.
 * The owner of local variables is the procedure they are defined in.
 * The owner of global variables and procedures visible in the whole
 * program is a universally defined class type "GlobalType".  The owner
 * of procedures defined in the scope of an other procedure is the
 * enclosing procedure.
 *
 * The type ir_entity is an abstract data type to represent program entities.
 * If contains the following attributes:
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 *   - owner:      A compound type this entity is a part of.
 *   - type:       The type of this entity.
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 *   - name:       The string that represents this entity in the source program
 *   - linkage:    A flag indicating how the linker treats a symbol
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 *   - offset:     The offset of the entity within the compound object in bytes.  Only set
 *                 if the owner in the state "layout_fixed".
 *   - offset_bits_remainder:   The offset bit remainder of a bitfield entity (in a compound)
 *                 in bits.  Only set if the owner in the state "layout_fixed".
 *   - overwrites: A list of entities overwritten by this entity.  This list is only
 *                 existent if the owner of this entity is a class.  The members in
 *                 this list must be entities of super classes.
 *   - overwrittenby: A list of entities that overwrite this entity.  This list is only
 *                 existent if the owner of this entity is a class.  The members in
 *                 this list must be entities of sub classes.
 *   - link:       A void* to associate some additional information with the entity.
 *   - irg:        If the entity is a method this is the ir graph that represents the
 *                 code of the method.
 *   - visited:    visited flag.  Master flag is type_visited.
 *
 * These fields can only be accessed via access functions.
 *
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 * Overwrites is a field that specifies that an access to the overwritten
 * entity in the supertype must use this entity.  It's a list as with
 * multiple inheritance several entities can be overwritten.  This field
 * is mostly useful for method entities.
 * If a Sel node selects an entity that is overwritten by other entities it
 * must return a pointer to the entity of the dynamic type of the pointer
 * that is passed to it.  Lowering of the Sel node must assure this.
 * Overwrittenby is the inverse of overwrites.  Both add routines add
 * both relations, they only differ in the order of arguments.
 *
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 * @{
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/**
 * Visibility classed for entities.
 */
typedef enum {
	/**
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	 * The entity is visible across compilation units. It might have an
	 * initializer/graph.
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	 * Note that entities with visibility_external without initializer are
	 * assumed to be defined in another compilation unit (not like C variables
	 * which are considered 'uninitialized' in this case).
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	 */
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	ir_visibility_external,
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	/**
	 * The entity is local to the compilation unit.
	 * A local entity is not visible in other compilation units.
	 * Note that the entity might still be accessed indirectly from other units
	 * through pointers.
	 */
	ir_visibility_local,
	/**
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	 * This has the same semantic as visibility_local. Additionally the symbol
	 * is completely hidden from the linker (it only appears in the assembly).
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	 * While visibility_local is probably still visible to debuggers,
	 * visibility_private symbols aren't and probably won't appear in the object
	 * files
	 */
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	ir_visibility_private,
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} ir_visibility;

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/**
 * linkage specifies how the linker treats symbols
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typedef enum ir_linkage {
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	IR_LINKAGE_DEFAULT         = 0,
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	/**
	 * A symbol whose definition won't change in a program.
	 * Optimisation might replace loads from this entity with constants.
	 * Also most linkers put such data in a constant segment which is shared
	 * between multiple running instances of the same application.
	 */
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	IR_LINKAGE_CONSTANT        = 1 << 0,
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	/**
	 * The entity is a weak symbol.
	 * A weak symbol is overridden by a non-weak symbol if one exists.
	 * Most linkers only support the IR_LINKAGE_WEAK in combination with
	 * IR_LINKAGE_MERGE.
	 */
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	IR_LINKAGE_WEAK            = 1 << 1,
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	/**
	 * The entity may be removed when it isn't referenced anywhere in the
	 * compilation unit even if it is exported (non-local).
	 * Typically used for C++ instantiated template code (,,COMDAT'' section).
	 */
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	IR_LINKAGE_GARBAGE_COLLECT = 1 << 2,
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	/**
	 * The linker will try to merge entities with same name from different
	 * compilation units. This is the usual behaviour for global variables
	 * without explicit initialisation in C (``COMMON'' symbols). It's also
	 * typically used in C++ for instantiated template code (,,COMDAT'' section)
	 */
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	IR_LINKAGE_MERGE           = 1 << 3,
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	/**
	 * Some entity uses are potentially hidden from the compiler.
	 * (For example because they happen in an asm("") statement. This flag
	 *  should be set for __attribute__((used)) in C code).
	 * Setting this flag prohibits that the compiler making assumptions about
	 * read/write behaviour to global variables or changing calling conventions
	 * from cdecl to fastcall.
	 */
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	IR_LINKAGE_HIDDEN_USER     = 1 << 4,
	/**
	 * Do not generate code even if the entity has a graph attached. The graph
	 * is only used for inlining. Otherwise the entity is regarded as a
	 * declaration of an externally defined entity.
	 * This linkage flag can be used to implement C99 "inline" or GNU89
	 * "extern inline".
	 */
	IR_LINKAGE_NO_CODEGEN      = 1 << 5,
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} ir_linkage;
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ENUM_BITSET(ir_linkage)
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 * Returns the visibility class of an entity
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FIRM_API ir_visibility get_entity_visibility(const ir_entity *entity);
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/**
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 * Sets visibility class of an entity
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FIRM_API void set_entity_visibility(ir_entity *entity, ir_visibility visibility);
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 * Returns 1 if the entity is visible outside the current compilation unit
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 * or to unknown callers (like asm statements).
 * (The entity might still be accessible indirectly through pointers)
 * This is a convenience function and does the same as
 * get_entity_visibility(entity) != ir_visibility_local ||
 * (get_entity_linkage(entity) & IR_LINKAGE_HIDDEN_USER)
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FIRM_API int entity_is_externally_visible(const ir_entity *entity);
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 * compilation unit. Note that this function returns false if
 * IR_LINKAGE_NO_CODEGEN is set even if a graph is present.
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FIRM_API int entity_has_definition(const ir_entity *entity);
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/**
 * Creates a new entity.
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 * Automatically inserts the entity as a member of owner.
 * Entity is automatic_allocated and uninitialized except if the type
 * is type_method, then it is static_allocated and constant.  The constant
 * value is a pointer to the method.
 * Visibility is local, offset -1, and it is not volatile.
 */
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FIRM_API ir_entity *new_entity(ir_type *owner, ident *name, ir_type *tp);
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/**
 * Creates a new entity.
 *
 * Automatically inserts the entity as a member of owner.
 * The entity is automatic allocated and uninitialized except if the type
 * is type_method, then it is static allocated and constant.  The constant
 * value is a pointer to the method.
 * Visibility is local, offset -1, and it is not volatile.
 */
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FIRM_API ir_entity *new_d_entity(ir_type *owner, ident *name, ir_type *tp,
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/**
 * Creates a new entity corresponding to a function parameter.
 * This must be created on an irgs frame_type
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FIRM_API ir_entity *new_parameter_entity(ir_type *owner, size_t pos,
                                         ir_type *type);

/**
 * Like new_parameter_entity() but with debug information.
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FIRM_API ir_entity *new_d_parameter_entity(ir_type *owner, size_t pos,
                                           ir_type *type, dbg_info *dbgi);

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/**
 * Check an entity. Currently, we check only if initialized constants
 * are build on the const irg graph.
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FIRM_API int check_entity(const ir_entity *ent);
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/**
 * Copies the entity if the new_owner is different from the
 * owner of the old entity,  else returns the old entity.
 *
 * Automatically inserts the new entity as a member of owner.
 * Resets the overwrites/overwritten_by fields.
 * Keeps the old atomic value.
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FIRM_API ir_entity *copy_entity_own(ir_entity *old, ir_type *new_owner);
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/**
 * Copies the entity if the new_name is different from the
 * name of the old entity, else returns the old entity.
 *
 * Automatically inserts the new entity as a member of owner.
 * The mangled name ld_name is set to NULL.
 * Overwrites relation is copied from old.
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FIRM_API ir_entity *copy_entity_name(ir_entity *old, ident *new_name);
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/**
 * Frees the entity.
 *
 * The owner will still contain the pointer to this
 * entity, as well as all other references!
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FIRM_API void free_entity(ir_entity *ent);
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/** Returns the name of an entity. */
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FIRM_API const char *get_entity_name(const ir_entity *ent);
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/** Returns the ident of an entity. */
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FIRM_API ident *get_entity_ident(const ir_entity *ent);
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/** Sets the ident of the entity. */
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FIRM_API void set_entity_ident(ir_entity *ent, ident *id);
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/** Returns the mangled name of the entity.
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 * If the mangled name is set it returns the existing name.
 * Else it generates a name with mangle_entity()
 * and remembers this new name internally.
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FIRM_API ident *get_entity_ld_ident(const ir_entity *ent);
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/** Sets the mangled name of the entity. */
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FIRM_API void set_entity_ld_ident(ir_entity *ent, ident *ld_ident);
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/** Returns the mangled name of the entity as a string. */
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FIRM_API const char *get_entity_ld_name(const ir_entity *ent);
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FIRM_API int entity_has_ld_ident(const ir_entity *entity);

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/** Returns the owner of the entity. */
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FIRM_API ir_type *get_entity_owner(const ir_entity *ent);
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/**
 * Sets the owner field in entity to owner.
 * Automatically removes entity from old owner type and adds it to the new
 * one.
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FIRM_API void set_entity_owner(ir_entity *ent, ir_type *owner);
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/** Returns the type of an entity. */
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FIRM_API ir_type *get_entity_type(const ir_entity *ent);
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/** Sets the type of an entity. */
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FIRM_API void set_entity_type(ir_entity *ent, ir_type *tp);
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/** Returns the linkage of an entity. */
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FIRM_API ir_linkage get_entity_linkage(const ir_entity *entity);
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/** Sets the linkage flags of entity @p entity to @p linkage. */
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FIRM_API void set_entity_linkage(ir_entity *entity, ir_linkage linkage);
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/** Adds linkage flags @p linkage to entity @p entity. */
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FIRM_API void add_entity_linkage(ir_entity *entity, ir_linkage linkage);
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/** Remove linkage flags @p linkage from entity @p entity. */
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FIRM_API void remove_entity_linkage(ir_entity *entity, ir_linkage linkage);
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/**
 * Returns the volatility of an entity.
 * @deprecated
 */
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FIRM_API ir_volatility get_entity_volatility(const ir_entity *ent);
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/**
 * Sets the volatility of an entity.
 * @deprecated
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FIRM_API void set_entity_volatility(ir_entity *ent, ir_volatility vol);
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FIRM_API const char *get_volatility_name(ir_volatility var);
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/** Returns alignment of entity in bytes */
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FIRM_API unsigned get_entity_alignment(const ir_entity *entity);
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/** Allows you to override the type alignment for an entity.
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FIRM_API void set_entity_alignment(ir_entity *entity, unsigned alignment);
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FIRM_API ir_align get_entity_aligned(const ir_entity *ent);
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FIRM_API void set_entity_aligned(ir_entity *ent, ir_align a);
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FIRM_API const char *get_align_name(ir_align a);
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/** Returns the offset of an entity (in a compound) in bytes. Only set if
 * layout = fixed. */
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FIRM_API int get_entity_offset(const ir_entity *ent);
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/** Sets the offset of an entity (in a compound) in bytes. */
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FIRM_API void set_entity_offset(ir_entity *ent, int offset);
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/** Returns the offset bit remainder of a bitfield entity (in a compound) in
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FIRM_API unsigned char get_entity_offset_bits_remainder(const ir_entity *ent);
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/** Sets the offset bit remainder of a bitfield entity (in a compound) in bits. */
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FIRM_API void set_entity_offset_bits_remainder(ir_entity *ent,
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/** Returns the stored intermediate information. */
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FIRM_API void *get_entity_link(const ir_entity *ent);
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/** Stores new intermediate information. */
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FIRM_API void set_entity_link(ir_entity *ent, void *l);
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/**
 * The entity knows the corresponding irg if the entity is a method.
 * This allows to get from a Call to the called irg.
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FIRM_API ir_graph *get_entity_irg(const ir_entity *ent);
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/** Returns the entity vtable number. */
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FIRM_API unsigned get_entity_vtable_number(const ir_entity *ent);
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/** Sets the entity vtable number. */
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FIRM_API void set_entity_vtable_number(ir_entity *ent, unsigned vtable_number);
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FIRM_API void set_entity_label(ir_entity *ent, ir_label_t label);
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/** Returns label number of an entity with code type */
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FIRM_API ir_label_t get_entity_label(const ir_entity *ent);
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FIRM_API int is_entity_compiler_generated(const ir_entity *ent);
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/** Sets/resets the compiler generated flag. */
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FIRM_API void set_entity_compiler_generated(ir_entity *ent, int flag);
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typedef enum {
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	ir_usage_none             = 0,      /**< This entity is unused. */
	ir_usage_address_taken    = 1 << 0, /**< The address of this entity was taken. */
	ir_usage_write            = 1 << 1, /**< The entity was written to. */
	ir_usage_read             = 1 << 2, /**< The entity was read. */
	ir_usage_reinterpret_cast = 1 << 3, /**< The entity was read but with a wrong mode
	                                         (an implicit reinterpret cast) */
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		= ir_usage_address_taken | ir_usage_write | ir_usage_read
		| ir_usage_reinterpret_cast
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FIRM_API ir_entity_usage get_entity_usage(const ir_entity *ent);
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/** Sets/resets the state of the address taken flag of an entity. */
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FIRM_API void set_entity_usage(ir_entity *ent, ir_entity_usage flag);
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/**
 * Returns the debug information of an entity.
 *
 * @param ent The entity.
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FIRM_API dbg_info *get_entity_dbg_info(const ir_entity *ent);
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/**
 * Sets the debug information of an entity.
 *
 * @param ent The entity.
 * @param db  The debug info.
 */
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FIRM_API void set_entity_dbg_info(ir_entity *ent, dbg_info *db);
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/**
 * Sepcial parameter number which can be used for parameter entities to
 * indicate the first non-declared parameter in a procedure with variable
 * arguments.
 * We assumes that all additional parameters for variable parameters are on the
 * stack. Starting from this address you can walk the stack to find all other
 * parameters.
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/**
 * returns true if a given entity is a parameter_entity representing the
 * address of a function parameter
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FIRM_API int is_parameter_entity(const ir_entity *entity);

/**
 * returns number of parameter a parameter entitiy represents
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FIRM_API size_t get_entity_parameter_number(const ir_entity *entity);

/**
 * set number of parameter an entity represents
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FIRM_API void set_entity_parameter_number(ir_entity *entity, size_t n);

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/**
 * Returns true if the the node is representable as code on
 * const_code_irg.
 *
 * @deprecated This function is not used by libFirm and stays here
 *             only as a helper for the old Jack frontend.
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FIRM_API int is_irn_const_expression(ir_node *n);
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 * Copies a Firm subgraph that complies to the restrictions for
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 * @note @p val must be a node in the const_code graph */
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FIRM_API void set_atomic_ent_value(ir_entity *ent, ir_node *val);
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/** @defgroup ir_initializer  Entity Initializers
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FIRM_API void set_entity_overwrites(ir_entity *ent, size_t pos,
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FIRM_API void set_entity_overwrittenby(ir_entity *ent, size_t pos,
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/** Removes entry @p overwrites in list of entities overwritten by @p ent. */
FIRM_API void remove_entity_overwrittenby(ir_entity *ent,
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/**
 *   Checks whether a pointer points to an entity.
 *
 *   @param thing     an arbitrary pointer
 *
 *   @return
 *       true if the thing is an entity, else false
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/** Returns true if the type of the entity is a primitive, pointer
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/** Outputs a unique number for this entity if libfirm is compiled for
 *  debugging, (configure with --enable-debug) else returns the address
 *  of the type cast to long.
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/**
 * Returns the mask of the additional entity properties.
 * The properties are automatically inherited from the irg if available
 * or from the method type if they were not set using
 * set_entity_additional_properties() or
 * set_entity_additional_property().
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FIRM_API void add_entity_additional_properties(ir_entity *ent,
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/**
 * @page unknown_entity  The Unknown entity
 *
 *  This entity is an auxiliary entity dedicated to support analyses.
 *
 *  The unknown entity represents that there could be an entity, but it is not
 *  known.  This entity can be used to initialize fields before an analysis (not known
 *  yet) or to represent the top of a lattice (could not be determined).  There exists
 *  exactly one entity unknown. This entity has as owner and as type the unknown type. It is
 *  allocated when initializing the entity module.
 *
 *  The entity can take the role of any entity, also methods.  It returns default
 *  values in these cases.
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 *  The following values are set:
 *
 * - name          = "unknown_entity"
 * - ld_name       = "unknown_entity"
 * - owner         = unknown_type
 * - type          = unknown_type
 * - offset        = -1
 * - value         = SymConst(unknown_entity)
 * - values        = NULL
 * - val_paths     = NULL
 * - volatility    = volatility_non_volatile
 * - stickyness    = stickyness_unsticky
 * - ld_name       = NULL
 * - overwrites    = NULL
 * - overwrittenby = NULL
 * - irg           = NULL
 * - link          = NULL
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FIRM_API int is_unknown_entity(const ir_entity *entity);

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typedef enum {
	allocation_automatic,
	allocation_parameter,
	allocation_dynamic,
	allocation_static
} ir_allocation;
/** @deprecated */
FIRM_API ir_allocation get_entity_allocation(const ir_entity *ent);
/** @deprecated */
FIRM_API void set_entity_allocation(ir_entity *ent, ir_allocation al);

/** @deprecated */
typedef enum {
	peculiarity_existent,
	peculiarity_description,
	peculiarity_inherited
} ir_peculiarity;
/** @deprecated */
FIRM_API ir_peculiarity get_entity_peculiarity(const ir_entity *ent);
/** @deprecated */
FIRM_API void set_entity_peculiarity(ir_entity *ent, ir_peculiarity pec);

/** @deprecated */
FIRM_API int is_entity_final(const ir_entity *ent);
/** @deprecated */
FIRM_API void set_entity_final(ir_entity *ent, int final);

/** @deprecated */
FIRM_API ir_peculiarity get_class_peculiarity(const ir_type *clss);
/** @deprecated */
FIRM_API void set_class_peculiarity(ir_type *clss, ir_peculiarity pec);

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	ptr_access_read  = 1,                                 /**< read access */
	ptr_access_write = 2,                                 /**< write access */
	ptr_access_rw    = ptr_access_read|ptr_access_write,  /**< read AND write access */
	ptr_access_store = 4,                                 /**< the pointer is stored */
	ptr_access_all   = ptr_access_rw|ptr_access_store     /**< all possible access */
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 *
 *  Datastructure to hold type information.
 *
 *  This module supplies a datastructure to represent all types
 *  known in the compiled program.  This includes types specified
 *  in the program as well as types defined by the language.  In the
 *  view of the intermediate representation there is no difference
 *  between these types.  Finally it specifies some auxiliary types.
 *
 *  There exist several kinds of types, arranged by the structure of
 *  the type.  A type is described by a set of attributes.  Some of
 *  these attributes are common to all types, others depend on the
 *  kind of the type.
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 *  Types are different from the modes defined in irmode:  Types are
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 *  the target processor.
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 * @{
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 *  Special types with own opcodes are the id type, a type representing an unknown
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	tpo_method,              /**< A method type. */
	tpo_union,               /**< An union type. */
	tpo_array,               /**< An array type. */
	tpo_enumeration,         /**< An enumeration type. */
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 * A structure containing information about a kind of type.  So far
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/** Returns true if low is subclass of high.
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 *  @@@ this can be implemented more efficient if we know the set of all
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 *
 *  Dereferences at both types the same amount of pointer types (as
 *  many as possible).  If the remaining types are both class types
 *  and subclasses, returns true, else false.  Can also be called with
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/** Returns true if high is superclass of low.
 *
 *  Low is a subclass of high if low == high or if low is a subclass of
 *  a subclass of high.  I.e, we search in all subtypes of high for low.
 *  @@@ this can be implemented more efficient if we know the set of all
 *  subclasses of high.  */
#define is_SuperClass_of(high, low) is_SubClass_of(low, high)

/** Superclass check for pointers to classes.
 *
 *  Dereferences at both types the same amount of pointer types (as
 *  many as possible).  If the remaining types are both class types
 *  and superclasses, returns true, else false.  Can also be called with
 *  two class types.  */
#define is_SuperClass_ptr_of(low, high) is_SubClass_ptr_of(high, low)

/** Returns true if high is (transitive) overwritten by low.
 *
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 *
 *  Returns the dynamically referenced entity if the static entity and the
 *  dynamic type are given.
 *  Searches downwards in overwritten tree. */
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 *
 *  Returns an ident that consists of the name of type followed by an
 *  underscore and the name (not ld_name) of the entity. */
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 *
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 *                by the newly generated entity, for which this name is
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 *
 *  Resolves the implicit inheritance supplied by firm.  Firm defines,
 *  that each entity that is not overwritten in a subclass is
 *  inherited to this subclass without change implicitly.  This
 *  function generates entities that explicitly represent this
 *  inheritance.  It generates for each entity overwriting entities in
 *  all subclasses of the owner of the entity, if the entity is not
 *  overwritten in that subclass.
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 *  The name of the new entity is generated with the function passed.
 *  If the function is NULL, the default_mangle_inherited_name() is
 *  used.
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/* ----------------------------------------------------------------------- */
/* The transitive closure of the subclass/superclass and                   */
/* overwrites/overwrittenby relation.                                      */
/*                                                                         */
/* A walk over the ir (O(#types+#entities)) computes the transitive        */
/* closure.  Adding a new type/entity or changing the basic relations in   */
/* some other way invalidates the transitive closure, i.e., it is not      */
/* updated by the basic functions.                                         */
/*                                                                         */
/* The transitive edges are held in a set, not in an array as the          */
/* underlying relation.                                                    */
/*                                                                         */
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	inh_transitive_closure_valid,      /**<  Closure computed and valid. */
	inh_transitive_closure_invalid,    /**<  Closure invalid, but can be accessed. */
	inh_transitive_closure_max         /**<  Invalid value. */
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 * Returns next type in a subtype iteration started by
 * get_class_trans_subtype_first()
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 * Check if @p subtp is a subtype of @p tp. This function checks the full
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 * Returns next type in a supertype iteration started by
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 * Returns next entity in a overwrittenby iteration started by
 * get_entity_trans_overwrittenby_first()
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FIRM_API ir_entity *get_entity_trans_overwrittenby_next(const ir_entity *ent);
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/** Start iteration over all transitive overwritten entities, overwritten by
 * entity @p ent */
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FIRM_API ir_entity *get_entity_trans_overwrites_first(const ir_entity *ent);
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/**
 * Returns next entity in a overwrites iteration started by
 * get_entity_trans_overwrites_first()
 */
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FIRM_API ir_entity *get_entity_trans_overwrites_next(const ir_entity *ent);
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/**
 * Checks a type.
 *
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FIRM_API int check_type(const ir_type *tp);
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/**
 * Walks the type information and performs a set of sanity checks.
 *
 * Currently, the following checks are executed:
 * - values of initialized entities must be allocated on the constant IRG
 * - class types: doesn't have NULL members
 * - class types: all overwrites are existent in the super type
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FIRM_API int tr_verify(void);
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/**
 * Frees the memory used by the type.
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 * Removes the type from the type list and frees all entities
 * belonging to the type.
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FIRM_API void free_type(ir_type *tp);
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/** Returns type opcode of type @p tp */
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FIRM_API const tp_op *get_type_tpop(const ir_type *tp);
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/** Returns name identifier of type opcode of type @p tp */
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FIRM_API ident *get_type_tpop_nameid(const ir_type *tp);
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/** Returns name of type opcode of type @p tp */
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FIRM_API const char *get_type_tpop_name(const ir_type *tp);
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/** Returns opcode of type opcode of type @p tp */
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FIRM_API tp_opcode get_type_tpop_code(const ir_type *tp);
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/**
 * construct a string representing the type.
 * This uses the info retrieved by the type_dbg_info if available.
 * Otherwise it tries to create an approximate textual representation of the
 * type.
 * Keep in mind that this representation is not unique for each type,
 * might abstract away some details. The main intention of this is creating
 * human redable strings giving an idea of the type.
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FIRM_API void ir_print_type(char *buffer, size_t buffer_size,
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/** The state of the type layout. */
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typedef enum {
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	layout_undefined,    /**< The layout of this type is not defined.
	                          Address computation to access fields is not
	                          possible, fields must be accessed by Sel
	                          nodes.  Enumeration constants might be undefined.
	                          This is the default value except for
	                          pointer, primitive and method types. */
	layout_fixed         /**< The layout is fixed, all component/member entities
	                          have an offset assigned.  Size of the type is known.
	                          Arrays can be accessed by explicit address
	                          computation.  Enumeration constants must be defined.
	                          Default for pointer, primitive and method types. */
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/** Returns a human readable string for the enum entry. */
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FIRM_API const char *get_type_state_name(ir_type_state s);
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/** Returns the type layout state of a type. */
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FIRM_API ir_type_state get_type_state(const ir_type *tp);
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/** Sets the type layout state of a type.
 *
 * For primitives, pointer and method types the layout is always fixed.
 * This call is legal but has no effect.
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FIRM_API void set_type_state(ir_type *tp, ir_type_state state);
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/** Returns the mode of a type.
 *
 * Returns NULL for all non atomic types.
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FIRM_API ir_mode *get_type_mode(const ir_type *tp);
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