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cmd/compile, runtime: convert byte-sized values to interfaces without…

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Based in part on khr's CL 2500.

Updates #17725
Updates #18121

Change-Id: I744e1f92fc2104e6c5bd883a898c30b2eea8cc31
Run-TryBot: Josh Bleecher Snyder <>
TryBot-Result: Gobot Gobot <>
Reviewed-by: Keith Randall <>
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josharian committed Jan 22, 2017
1 parent c682d32 commit 03583675765933d4a5fb394cfa89fb41b274aaa7
@@ -364,6 +364,7 @@ var pcloc int32
var Thearch Arch
var (
@@ -1592,6 +1592,10 @@ func (s *state) expr(n *Node) *ssa.Value {
x := s.expr(n.Left)
ft := n.Left.Type // from type
tt := n.Type // to type
if ft.IsBoolean() && tt.IsKind(TUINT8) {
// Bool -> uint8 is generated internally when indexing into runtime.staticbyte.
return s.newValue1(ssa.OpCopy, n.Type, x)
if ft.IsInteger() && tt.IsInteger() {
var op ssa.Op
if tt.Size() == ft.Size() {
@@ -890,8 +890,14 @@ opswitch:
if staticbytes == nil {
staticbytes = newname(Pkglookup("staticbytes", Runtimepkg))
staticbytes.Class = PEXTERN
staticbytes.Type = typArray(Types[TUINT8], 256)
// Optimize convT2{E,I} when T is not pointer-shaped,
// but the value does not escape or is a readonly global.
// but the value does not escape or is a readonly global or is a bool/byte.
var value *Node
switch {
case !n.Left.Type.IsInterface() && n.Esc == EscNone && n.Left.Type.Width <= 1024:
@@ -902,6 +908,9 @@ opswitch:
case n.Left.Class == PEXTERN && n.Left.Name != nil && n.Left.Name.Readonly:
// readonly global; use directly.
value = n.Left
case n.Left.Type.IsBoolean() || (n.Left.Type.Size() == 1 && n.Left.Type.IsInteger()):
value = nod(OINDEX, staticbytes, byteindex(n.Left))
value.Bounded = true
if value != nil {
@@ -2634,6 +2643,19 @@ func conv(n *Node, t *Type) *Node {
return n
// byteindex converts n, which is byte-sized, to a uint8.
// We cannot use conv, because we allow converting bool to uint8 here,
// which is forbidden in user code.
func byteindex(n *Node) *Node {
if eqtype(n.Type, Types[TUINT8]) {
return n
n = nod(OCONV, n, nil)
n.Type = Types[TUINT8]
n.Typecheck = 1
return n
func chanfn(name string, n int, t *Type) *Node {
if !t.IsChan() {
Fatalf("chanfn %v", t)
@@ -313,3 +313,39 @@ func iterate_itabs(fn func(*itab)) {
// staticbytes is used to avoid convT2E for byte-sized values.
var staticbytes = [...]byte{
0x00, 0x01, 0x02, 0x03, 0x04, 0x05, 0x06, 0x07,
0x08, 0x09, 0x0a, 0x0b, 0x0c, 0x0d, 0x0e, 0x0f,
0x10, 0x11, 0x12, 0x13, 0x14, 0x15, 0x16, 0x17,
0x18, 0x19, 0x1a, 0x1b, 0x1c, 0x1d, 0x1e, 0x1f,
0x20, 0x21, 0x22, 0x23, 0x24, 0x25, 0x26, 0x27,
0x28, 0x29, 0x2a, 0x2b, 0x2c, 0x2d, 0x2e, 0x2f,
0x30, 0x31, 0x32, 0x33, 0x34, 0x35, 0x36, 0x37,
0x38, 0x39, 0x3a, 0x3b, 0x3c, 0x3d, 0x3e, 0x3f,
0x40, 0x41, 0x42, 0x43, 0x44, 0x45, 0x46, 0x47,
0x48, 0x49, 0x4a, 0x4b, 0x4c, 0x4d, 0x4e, 0x4f,
0x50, 0x51, 0x52, 0x53, 0x54, 0x55, 0x56, 0x57,
0x58, 0x59, 0x5a, 0x5b, 0x5c, 0x5d, 0x5e, 0x5f,
0x60, 0x61, 0x62, 0x63, 0x64, 0x65, 0x66, 0x67,
0x68, 0x69, 0x6a, 0x6b, 0x6c, 0x6d, 0x6e, 0x6f,
0x70, 0x71, 0x72, 0x73, 0x74, 0x75, 0x76, 0x77,
0x78, 0x79, 0x7a, 0x7b, 0x7c, 0x7d, 0x7e, 0x7f,
0x80, 0x81, 0x82, 0x83, 0x84, 0x85, 0x86, 0x87,
0x88, 0x89, 0x8a, 0x8b, 0x8c, 0x8d, 0x8e, 0x8f,
0x90, 0x91, 0x92, 0x93, 0x94, 0x95, 0x96, 0x97,
0x98, 0x99, 0x9a, 0x9b, 0x9c, 0x9d, 0x9e, 0x9f,
0xa0, 0xa1, 0xa2, 0xa3, 0xa4, 0xa5, 0xa6, 0xa7,
0xa8, 0xa9, 0xaa, 0xab, 0xac, 0xad, 0xae, 0xaf,
0xb0, 0xb1, 0xb2, 0xb3, 0xb4, 0xb5, 0xb6, 0xb7,
0xb8, 0xb9, 0xba, 0xbb, 0xbc, 0xbd, 0xbe, 0xbf,
0xc0, 0xc1, 0xc2, 0xc3, 0xc4, 0xc5, 0xc6, 0xc7,
0xc8, 0xc9, 0xca, 0xcb, 0xcc, 0xcd, 0xce, 0xcf,
0xd0, 0xd1, 0xd2, 0xd3, 0xd4, 0xd5, 0xd6, 0xd7,
0xd8, 0xd9, 0xda, 0xdb, 0xdc, 0xdd, 0xde, 0xdf,
0xe0, 0xe1, 0xe2, 0xe3, 0xe4, 0xe5, 0xe6, 0xe7,
0xe8, 0xe9, 0xea, 0xeb, 0xec, 0xed, 0xee, 0xef,
0xf0, 0xf1, 0xf2, 0xf3, 0xf4, 0xf5, 0xf6, 0xf7,
0xf8, 0xf9, 0xfa, 0xfb, 0xfc, 0xfd, 0xfe, 0xff,

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