[PATCH 5/5] d3dcompiler: Implement basic expressions parsing.

Matteo Bruni matteo.mystral at gmail.com
Tue Jul 17 09:38:22 CDT 2012

2012/7/17 Stefan Dösinger <stefandoesinger at gmx.at>:
> Am Montag, 16. Juli 2012, 20:39:23 schrieb Matteo Bruni:
>> ...
> HLSL has 3 somewhat related multiplication operations: "*", "mul" and "dot".
> Dot is fairly straightforward, but "*" and "mul" have subtle differences. I
> recommend to write tests to find out the exact details, but as far as I
> remember "float4 * float4" gives you a float4 with a component-wise
> multiplication, whereas mul(float, float) returns a scalar like the dot
> product. "float4x4 * float4" is an error, but mul(float4x4, float4) performs a
> matrix-vector multiplication and returns a float4.

Indeed this is not very clear, but with HLSL_IR_BINOP_MUL I mean the
translation of the "*" operator, while I'm planning to handle the
mul() intrinsic with some code translating that into a bunch of MULs,
ADDs and DOTs depending on the specific data types. mul() is
apparently documented quite okay in MSDN but I know I'll have to test
all of that anyway...

>> +static struct hlsl_type *expr_common_type(struct hlsl_type *t1, struct
>> hlsl_type *t2,
>> +        struct source_location *loc)
> This type inference system might be a bit too limited, you have to take the
> operation into account. e.g. a dot(float3, float4) returns a scalar and
> crs(float4, float4) returns a float3.

Yeah, you're right, I'll need to take into account the operation in
some cases, I consider this as a first "approximation". However I was
planning to handle the "intrinsic function parameters / return value"
case you mention in a different way, i.e. by explicitly generating all
the intrinsic functions prototypes, with all the data type
combinations allowed, and letting the (currently missing) "overloaded
functions type checker/dispatcher" deal with the data types.

Not that I have written that code yet, so it may reveal to be a bad
idea in the end. Stay tuned...

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