Hi Sanjiv,

> I understand that overflow behaviours can be different on different hardware.

> But can we write .ll implementation of these overflow intrinsics, e.g. assuming

> 0..255 as value range for unsigned i8 ?

I'm not sure I understand what you are asking, but it is perfectly possible to

write generic versions of overflow intrinsics. For example, if %x and %y have

type iN, and you are interested in signed/unsigned overflow when adding them,

then: (1) sext/zext %x and %y to variables %X and %Y of type i(N+1) (one more

bit); (2) compute %Z = %X + %Y; (3) Check that %Z sexts/zexts its truncation to

type iN, i.e. that "%Z == sext (trunc %Z to iN) to i(N+1)" (likewise for zext).

If not, the computation overflowed. Likewise for subtraction. For

multiplication you need to double the number of bits, but otherwise it is the

same.

Ciao, Duncan.

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