Monday, February 23, 2009

Sanity

Fixed the problem with enum02.

It turned out the code to compare values of type Integer in the runtime system was being mis-compiled. This was because some of the basic blocks created by the condition code generator didn't end in jumps, which confused the register liveness determinator, and caused a bad allocation.

Decided that 1 ounce of prevention is worth 100000000000 ounces of staring blindly at assembly dumps for hours, so I added code to the NCG that checks the above invariant holds in all code it generates. It also checks that the branch delay slot is always filled for branch instructions, and I'll add any other invariants I come across.

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