This document contains the high-level description of data structures used in PIPS as internal representations of programs. These data structures are declared using the NewGen Data Definition Language, which insulates them from a particular programming language. They currently are translated into C or Common Lisp declarations and basic run-time support routines, such as make, free…A basic understanding of Newgen declarations1 is assumed throughout this document, but the notation is close enough to standard programming language to be interpreted by newcommers. For more information about NewGen see [4, 5].
This document is part of PIPS documentation and its LATEXversion is located in $PIPS_ROOT/src/Documentation/newgen/ri.tex (ri stands for Internal Representation, représentation interne in French). It is used to generate a PIPS include file called $PIPS_ROOT/include/ri.h. The functions available to manipulate these data structures are grouped in library $PIPS_ROOT/src/Libs/ri-util. These functions are grouped in files according to the main type in their signatures. There is no partial order between types used to build the internal representation, but they are clustered in a (hopefully) meaningful way.
Some external C data structures, used by the PIPS internal representation, are described in Section 1. They key data structures entity (variables and functions), code (instructions) and expression are introduced in Section 2, 3 and 4. The binding of Fortran to these data structures is explained. An additional data structure, transformer, used for interprocedural analyses but not by the internal representation, is described in Section 5. The transformer data structure is used to abstract the store transformations performed by statement and procedure, as well as preconditions. This domain was part of PIPS initial main thrust, interprocedural parallelization and analyses, which explain why it is still declared with the internal representation2 . However, separate libraries (transformers and semantics) contain the corresponding code.
The binding of Fortran to the PIPS internal representation is covered in greater details in Technical Report EMP-CAII-E105 (in French). The data structure management tool NewGen is introduced in TR EMP-CRI-A191.
Two external data types appear in PIPS internal representation: Pvecteur and Psysteme. Other types of C3 Linear Algebra Library also appear in PIPS code: Pcontrainte, which is a component of Psysteme, Ppolyedre for polyhedra, Psg for generating systems, Pmatrix for matrices, and Ppolynome, which is used for expressing program complexity (see complexity in pipsmake-rc documentation)
Type Pvecteur is used to represent affine expressions such as 3I+2 (see also type normalized in Section 4) or affine constraints such as 3I + J <= 2 or 3I == J. The representation is sparse and a special dimension, called TCST, is used for numerical constants. The constraints are used to build systems of equations and inequalities. Such systems are of type Psysteme.
An object of type Pvecteur is a list of pairs (c,v) where c is a numerical coefficient and v is a variable. The coefficient is an integer, strictly greater or lesser than zero, since zero components are not part of a sparse representation. For objects of type Pvecteur used in PIPS, the variable must be either an entity (see Section 2) or a special predefined variable TCST. Since module names are used to prefix names of regular variables, no name conflict with a program variable called TCST can occur.
Expressions in programs are stored as affine integer expressions, wherever possible. This affine storage does not preclude the standard storage and simply is a second representation. The consistency between the two representations is hard to maintain, especially during program transformations.
The type Pvecteur is imported from our Integer Linear Algebra Library, also called C3 library because its development was funded by the CNRS C3 program. See ??? for more details about this library and its content.
Type Psystem is used to store systems of affine equalities and inequalities. They are used in many areas of PIPS such as semantics analysis, region analysis, dependence testing, code generation…They appear here for the semantics analysis and are used by the predicate type (see Section 5).
Objects of type Psysteme contain six fields:
Redundant information is stored to accelerate frequent tests and consistency must be insured carefully.
Like the Pvecteur type, data structure Psysteme is imported from our Integer Linear Algebra Library. This library contains an extensive set of functions on Psystems. See ??? for more details.
Data structure entity is a key PIPS data structure. Entities are stored in a unique3 hash table, the global symbol table. They can be accessed by name.
tabulated entity = name:string x type x storage x initial:value x kind:int
Any named object in a Fortran or C program is represented by an object of type entity. Such object could be a module (function or subroutine or program), a variable, a common, an operator, an intrinsic, a constant, a label, a type, a derived type (struct, union and enum), a member…Field name contains the global name of the object, more or less as it appears in the source code, but concatenated to a prefix string and a special one-character separator, MODULE_SEP_STRING. The prefix string is the name of the package defining the functional scope of the object. The package name may be a module name, the reserved name TOP-LEVEL for global objects, or some other reserved names for objects specific to some analysis, e.g. *SEMANTICS* for value names used in the semantics analysis. Note the use of star, *, to avoid name collision with user defined name.
To sum up, an entity name is unique whithin an application and known internally by its global name. It is made of a local name and a module name. The local name contains the user source name.
Several other tricks are used to store information in local names. To spot main modules which cannot be distinguished from subroutines by the typing information, their local names are prefixed by a constant character, MAIN_PREFIX. Local names of labels also are prefixed by one character, LABEL_PREFIX. Two special label entities are used and defined by two special names: EMPTY_LABEL_NAME, which is used for statements with no label (see Function empty_label_p()), and RETURN_LABEL_NAME which is used to define the unique return point of a module. Every RETURN statement is translated into a jump to this artificial return point. In the same way, PIPS-specific prefixes and separators are used to dsitinguish special entities such as struct, union, enum and their members. Finally, the scope information also is stored in the local name.
As expected, field type specifies the type of the object (see Section 2.2), field storage defines the memory allocation class (see Section 2.3) for the object (e.g. dynamic, static,...).
The last field, initial, contains the initial value of the object, if it is known. A value can be anything that makes sense. For instance, the value of a module is its code4 . When the value is unknown, it is stored as unknown, not as undefined.
Functions mostly dealing with entities are grouped in ri-util/entity.c and ri-util/variable.c for entities used to represent program variables. Functions using list to encode a small set of entities are grouped in ri-util/arguments.c.
Note the tabulated attribute. It means that NewGen keeps track implicitly of all entities allocated. All entities (and objects of other tabulated types) are accessible through a huge hash table using their names as keys.
entity_int = entity->int
This domain is used to map entities towards integer. Any interpretation of this integer is possible. It could be the value of a scalar integer variable, the offset of a variable in a common, the lengths of commons, etc.
entity_to_entity = entity->entity
This domain maps an entity to another entity.
Type = statement:unit + area + variable + functional + varargs:type + unknown:unit + void:qualifier* + struct:entity* + union:entity* + enum:entity*
Obviously, type type is used to represent the type of an entity. This type is defined as union to cover the needs of different kinds of entities. Member statement is used for statement labels, since a label points towards a statement. Member area is used for commons. Additional areas are defined as implicit common: the static and the dynamic areas associated to a module, as well as the stack and heap areas. Their specific names are defined in ri-util.h. The static dynamic areas contain variables of static sizes. The stack and heap areas contain variables of sizes known at run-time and variables dynamically allocated (e.g. malloc).
Member variable is used for all variables and symbolic constants. It also is used for formal parameters and for results of functions. Member functional is used for modules which are functions, subroutines and main programs. Member varargs is used to declare intrinsics with varying number of arguments such as MAX. Member void is used to declare the functional types of subroutines and programs.
Area = size:int x layout:entity*
Type area is used to represent storage sections for variables such as commons or static or dynamic areas. Areas for Fortran commons are global objects in the current implementation. The package name used in the corresponding entity name must be TOP-LEVEL in Fortran, but this is not explictly enforced. Dynamic commons defined by the Fortran standard are not implemented, as is the case with most Fortran 77 compiler. Dynamic commons cannot be statically identified because a dynamic binding is used.
Field size is the amount of memory space expressed in bytes, or according to the Fortran standard in character storage unit (X3.9-1978, § 2.13), which is required to allocate the area in memory. This space is the largest5 space encountered in all modules of a program. At some stages, PIPS used to enforce a unique size for all declarations of a common, but this is not true in the current version which only emits a warning.
Field layout is the list of all variables declared allocated in the area. These variables may have been declared in different modules, where the common itself is declared. They may have been declared explicitly in a COMMON declaration or implicitly through EQUIVALENCE declarations. Their names are non-ambiguous because PIPS entity names include a package name as prefix. Their offsets in the common are stored in Type storage (see Section 2.3.1).
As long as no program transformation has been applied, the textual order for common declarations is preserved in the layout list. This can be used to regenerate declarations close to the programmer declarations. Note that equivalenced variables appear after all variables explictly declared in a common6 . It is possible to detect the first implicit variable by checking that the increasing offsets of variables is suddenly no longer increasing. The first variable whose offset is less than or equal to the previous offset is the first variable declared in the common through an EQUIVALENCE statement. All variables declared in the same module and appearing beyond this one also have been declared with an EQUIVALENCE statement.
To provide the best possible user-friendliness, remember that programmer declarations are in fact stored as a huge string which is used by prettyprinter as long as it is consistent with the code.
Variable = basic x dimensions:dimension* x qualifiers:qualifier*
Type variable represents the type of usual non-functional variables. Field basic is the underlying scalar type, e.g. REAL*8 or INTEGER*4. Field dimensions is a list of lower and upper bound pairs. Scalar variables are of dimension 0 and have an empty dimension list.
Each dimension is an expression, which is not always numerically expressed or known. Constant parameter can be used to build symbolic constant expressions. Formal parameters can be used to specify the dimensions of other formal parameters. A special predefined constant entity is used for arrays with no defined dimension which often are declared in libraries such as (DIMENSION T(*)). Its name is ’*D*’7 .
Basic = int:int + float:int + logical:int + overloaded:unit + complex:int + string:value + bit:symbolic + pointer:type + derived:entity + typedef:entity
Type basic is used to store basic type information such has REAL in Fortran or int in C. Each member includes a precision information, which can be used to derive the number of bytes or bits required to store one scalar object of this type. The precision information is numerically known for most basic types but not for overloaded, string, bit, derived, pointer. Note that for some C int types, the information int:int must be fixed as the int type includes signed and unsigned specifiers as well as the char type.
For Fortran, note that no default type is provided. Untyped object are given the current default type when they are first encountered. They only can be typed explictly if they still have their default type when the type declaration is encountered. PIPS parser is implemented in such a way that IMPLICIT statements should appear as early as possible in a module declarations.
It is not clear if mapping Fortran character strings on string:value is the right choice. It might be better to represent them as 1-D array of one character.
Dimension = lower:expression x upper:expression x qualifiers:qualifier*
Type dimension is used to represent intervals, with a lower and an upper bounds. These bounds may not be numerically known at compile time when they are used to define formal or varying length arrays.
The default lower bound is 1 in Fortran. The lower bound is always 0 in C.
The qualifiers are used in C only. They are related to the upper expression.
The type qualifiers are defined in the C standard and used to build declarators (Section 6.7.6). The keyword static is not a type qualifier according to the standard grammar rules. It can only appear in dimensions of formal array parameters when declaring a function (Section 220.127.116.11). But to simplify the implementation, we decided to consider it a type qualifier, static_dimension.
Qualifiers local, global, constant and private are there for handling OpenCL 1.X codes, to designate whether a pointer or array is allocated in the thread local stack or the GPU global memory. This could probably be managed through areas, although the implication are not clear. The prettyprinter ignores this by default.
Qualifier = const:unit + restrict:unit + volatile:unit + register:unit + auto:unit + thread:unit + asm:string + static_dimension:unit + local:unit + global:unit + constant:unit + private:unit
Functional = parameters:parameter* x result:type
Type functional is used for objects representing the explicit syntactic type of a module, function, subroutine or main program. It also is used for Fortran operators and intrinsics. Even constants have a functional type because they are seen as 0-ary functions. This reduces the amount of coding because many Fortran constructs can be handled as (pseudo) function calls. Effects on global variables are not taken into account for typing. Field parameters contains the type of each formal parameter, and the in/out information. Field result contains the result type. Type void is used for subroutines and main programs.
There is no provision to represent functions or subroutines with varying number of formal parameters. This facility is not supported by Fortran for programmer-defined modules, but it is used for intrinsics such as MIN0 which expects a list of integer parameters, and for Fortran primitives8 such as WRITE which is highly polymorphic.
Intrinsics are statically declared in libraries bootstrap/bootstrap.c and effects/intrinsics.c. There is a predicate to recognize intrinsics entities.
Parameter = type x mode x dummy
Objects of type parameter represents type and inout information for formal parameters. The dummy field is used to store a dummy9 parameter entity in C (and Fortran) function declarations, which may be different from the formal parameter name. It is required by declaration such as:
When no information about a dummy parameter is available, as in void foo(int), an unknown dummy is used.
Dummy = unknown:unit + identifier:entity
Mode = value:unit + reference:unit
Type mode is used to carry parameter passing information for formal parameters. Member value is used for calling by value. Member reference is used for calling by reference. Fortran uses calls by reference, and C calls by value.
Storage = return:entity + ram + formal + rom:unit
Type storage is used to specify where an entity is stored. There are many storage spaces, but they do not have to exist physically in the machine. Some of them would not appear in a simple compiler.
Member return is appropriate for Fortran and C functions. The value returned by a function is locally stored in a variable whose name is the function name. This variable can be used explictly by the Fortran programmer like any other variable in statements and expressions. In C, it is only set through the return statement. The entity accessible thru the return field is the corresponding function.
Member ram is only used for variables having an address in some memory space. The memory space may be linked to a module or to a common. Those may be accessed thru the ram field.
Member formal is the special space for formal parameters. Of course, they do not have their own address.
Member rom is used for all entities whose value cannot change. This set of entities includes modules, labels, intrinsic operators, symbolic values (defined by Fortran PARAMETER statement or by the semantics analysis or by the region analyses), numerical constant,...
Ram = function:entity x section:entity x offset:int x shared:entity*
Type ram contains all information required to locate a variable in memory and to guess what its scope is. Member function contains the module in which a variable is declared. In Fortran, a variable scope is a module. Variables with the same name and with the same offset in the same common are two different variables. They are aliased but they are different. They have different global names (see Section 2.1).
Member section contains the area in which the variable is stored. It is an entity of type area (see Section 2.2.1). For each Fortran module, there is one area for each declared common10 . For C and Fortran modules, several specific areas called *STATIC*, *DYNAMIC*, *STACK* and *HEAP* used for local variables. Fortran static variables are explicitly declared in a SAVE statement or implicitly made static by a DATA statement11 unless they are explicitly declared in a COMMON because PIPS sets all commons as static. In other words, Fortran dynamic commons are not handled by PIPS12 . By default, variables can be stack allocated and are called dynamic variables. When their memory footprint is numerically known at compile time, they are allocated in the *DYNAMIC* area. If not, they are allocated in the *STACK* area. In C, memory space can be allocated in the *HEAP* area.
Member offset is the variable address in its area. Addresses are allocated according to the declaration or occurence order. Increasing values starting at 0 are used. The memory unit is defined by Fortran standard and is one byte for PIPS.
Member shared contains a list of variables, which are statically aliased with variable whose storage is described. Static aliasing is generated by EQUIVALENCE statements and by multiple declarations of the same common in different procedures. Dynamic aliasing created at call sites is not taken into account. Dependence tests, use-def chain computations, semantics analysis, region analysis, and other algorithms primarily based on variable names must check aliases.
Formal = function:entity x offset:int
Type formal defines the module related to a formal parameter through the function member and the rank of this parameter in the formal parameter list. The first parameter has rank 1, not 0.
Value = code + symbolic + constant + intrinsic:unit + unknown:unit + expression + reference
Type value is used to store initial values of all kinds of entities, as long as something makes sense as initial value. Member code is used for modules. Member symbolic is used for symbolic constants, declared in Fortran by keyword PARAMETER. Member constant is used for numerical and litteral constants13 . Their values always are stored in their entity names14 , but integer constants which are more important for automatic parallelization and code optimization also are stored in binary representation. Member intrinsic is used for entities which are language-defined, such as Fortran intrinsics, operators, IO instructions,... Member unknown is used for entities with no initial values. For instance, areas might not have any initial values because there is no sensible information to use as initial value. Also, variables which are not statically initialized by a DATA statement, (probably) have an unknown initial value.
Additional value kinds would be necessary to encode the initial value of an area, if the overloading of the unknown kind becomes a problem. Pierre Jouvelot suggested to give COMMON themselves as initial value since a common represents an address.
For C variables, the initial value can be defined by any kind of expression, hence the expression member.
To analyze C code, location entities are used to represent the address of a field in a data structure or the address of a specific array element. The initial value of a location entity is a store independent points-to reference that may represent either a field or an array element. It could be included in an expression, but a specific reference field is used to recognize a location entity, since field kind of an entity cannot be used because it cannot encode more than 64 kinds of entities.
Symbolic = expression x constant
Type symbolic is used to represent the declared value of a symbolic constant defined by a Fortran PARAMETER or a Pascal CONST declaration. Member expression contains the hopefully constant expression which is statically evaluated by the compiler to find the numerical initial value. This value is stored in member constant. Member expression is used to restore user-friendly declarations but has no other known use.
Program variables are entities with specific fields, but they must also be declared.
Fortran variables are only declared in the declaration field of data structure code.
A C variable is supposed to be declared in one declaration statement, in its own block and in the declaration field of code. These three declarations have to be kept consistent, which is a pain, but each of the declarations is useful at a different time: prettyprint of source code, block exit, and function exit respectively. The consistency check is not part of Newgen.
Constant = int + float:float + logical:int + litteral:unit + call:entity + unknown:unit
Type constant is used to represent the numerical or non-numerical value of constant entities. Integer entities are directly flagged with their int value, as well as floating point and logical entities, otherwise if possible the constant is represented as an entity, possibly itself if the constant is within the value of an entity, and finally if no entity can be thought of a litteral is chosen.
For instance, a constant entity such as 123.45 has ”123.45” as entity name and its initial value is a constant of type litteral because its value is carried by its name.
A floating point variable statically initialized, as in a DATA statement, with 123.45 has an initial value of type constant and of kind call, since 123.45 is a nullary function.
Logical constants are functions but they are also represented by integer 0 and 1. The int kind of constant is used as for integer variables.
Other values of other types, such as real and character strings, given by expressions in PARAMETER statements, are not cached in constant and are tracked as unknown value (see value object). These values can be obtained by evaluating the associated expression in symbolic.
Code = declarations:entity* x decls_text:string x initializations:sequence x externs:entity* x language
Type code is not used to stored module bodies. The effective code body must be retrieved from the PIPS database through a call to pipsdbm (see ). There is no direct link between the symbol table and the pieces of code in order to make these data structures independent with respect to NewGen. The pieces of code can be stored and retrieved without storing and retrieving the symbol table. However, note that the symbol table, which is unique for a whole program, must be loaded before any piece of code can be loaded.
Type code only is used for declarations. Member declarations contains a list of entities in the module scope. Local variables, formal parameters and commons are in this list. It also may contain symbolic constants, operators and intrinsics declared or referenced in the module.
The order of variables in list declarations must be compatible with the language constraints. In general, variables or entities used in another variable or entity declaration must appear first. For instance, in Fortran, if array B is used to declare array A as A(B(1)), array B must appear first in declarations. The parsers reproduce the source order. If source code is legal, all the constraints should be met. But if code is generated by a PIPS phase, it is up to this piece of code and not up to the prettyprinters to obey the languague order rules. Prettyprinters may emit a user warning or a user error.
In Fortran, member decls_text is a copy of the declaration text. This text starts with comments placed before the module declaration and ends with the comment related to the first executable statement of the module (i.e. one too many comment is included). This text is used by default by the prettyprinter, as long as it is available, to preserve the user layout of declarations. Because of Fortran syntax, declarations are almost impossible to regenerate. When the module is deeply transformed or synthesized, the field decls_text is destroyed and set to the empty string15 to force declaration generation.
In Fortran, member initializations contains static initialization derived from the DATA statements. They are represented as a sequence of calls to a pseudo static initialization function. In C, member initializations is not used for functions, but it is used for pointers to functions when they are initialized within declarations. Since pointers and arrays of pointers to functions have code for value, their initial values cannot be specified directly as expression in value as is done for other kinds of variables.
Member externs contains variables declared within the scope but not allocated there. They must be provided by some other module at link time.
It is sometimes useful to regenerate declarations because lazy Fortran users include every single common in every procedure.
The source code can be written in three languages, Fortran, Fortran95, or C.
Language = fortran:unit + c:unit + fortran95:unit + unknown:unit
Callees = callees:string*
Type callees is a list of string. It was given the name callees by mistaken a variable for a type. It is used to store the global (?) names of subroutines and functions directly called from a piece of code. Such objects are initialized by the parser.
It is a tiny part of the call graph which is stored as a tree of strings rather than a tree of entities (it probaly was quicker to implement initially). The call graph is stored implictly, using pipsdbm. A list callees is associated to each module and can be retrieved through a call to pipsdbm.
A set of such variables, callers16 , callees, all, is used by Pipsmake to schedule interprocedural analyses. Pipsmake and Pipsdbm are strongly string-oriented and not entity-oriented, because it is easier to deal with disk storage and ASCII files. Some C functions in library ri-util have either a string or an entity type for an entity formal parameter. The NewGen hash-table for entities makes both functionally equivalent, but strings are often more of a pain to handle.
Statement = label:entity x number:int x ordering:int x comments:string x instruction x declarations:entity* x decls_text:string x extensions x synchronization
Type statement is used as a container of instructions. Methods for statements are in Library ri-util/statement.c. Member label is an entity of kind label. Such entities can be recognized by their names. See Section 2.1 for more details about name structures and handling of statements with no labels and return points. Note that statements containing a block or unstructured instruction should not have a label, as you might find out when using the prettyprinter.
Member number contains an external number which is not used by PIPS. This number may be used as a statement identifier for debugging purposes or for user interaction because PIPS components try to propagate it as much as possible when new code is derived. For instance, several parallel loops derived by loop distribution have the same statement number, inherited from the initial sequential loop. Desugared statements like computed GOTOs generate several simpler statements with a unique number.
The default value is STATEMENT_NUMBER_UNDEFINED17 . This number could theoretically be set explictly by the user18 . In fact it is set by the parser. The parser uses an executable statement count from the source file. Only executable Fortran statements and FORMAT statements are stored as statement and only them are used to define statement numbers. Statement number one is the first line of the first executable statement and thus cannot be used to retrieve the text in the source file with a standard text editor. This number is theoretically never changed by PIPS once it has been initialized by the parser. Once the code has been transformed, statement numbers may not appear in increasing order, statement number may be duplicated, for instance, after loop unrolling, and statement number may not exist at all, for instance for fully synthesized statements.
Note that parser messages are labelled by physical line numbers, as defined by the PIPS preprocessor and parser. These numbers may be impacted by the language.
Member ordering is a 32-bit unique statement internal identifier. It is made out of two 16-bit fields: the most-significant field is a control number and the least-significant one is a statement number within a structured code piece. Two statements are textually comparable if their control numbers are equal. If they are comparable, their textual order is given by the least significant 16 bits.
The ordering structure is linked to the Hierarchical Control Flow Graph (HCFG) used by PIPS. See Section 3.5.8 for information about the HCFG. It is fully managed by PIPS, with no user control, and systematically recomputed when the code structure is modified. It is used to compute the lexical ordering of statements, to label a statement with information such as effects, regions,...through hash tables on disk, to label nodes of the dependence graph with statements by reference,... Its default value is STATEMENT_ORDERING_UNDEFINED.
A special hash table is used for each module to convert ordering into statement. This redundant table is not part of the internal representation. It must be recomputed regularly when the code structure is changed (see function module_reorder()). It must be reloaded or recomputed when a different module is analyzed because only one copy of this hash-table is available within PIPS. It must also updated when the internal representation is modified because some statements are added and/or removed.
Member ordering is not computed for all statements reachable through the NewGen internal representation. Specifically, statements which are not reachable forwards or backwards through the control flow graph only using the entry point of an unstructured are not ordered. For instance, label free statements following a GO TO statements may have or not an ordering. Statements can be walked in at least two different ways. C macros such as CONTROL_MAP uses the control flow graph, whereas NewGen iterators gen_recurse, gen_multi_recurse, are more systematic, using both the entry and exit controls of unstructured. Note that fully unreachable statements, which cannot be reached backwards or forwards from the entry or the exit control of an unstructured are fully lost by the controlizer.
Member comments contains the comments associated to the statement in the source program. This string19 is used by the prettyprinter. Comments are associated to the next executable statement. For statements with no comments, this member receives a special value, empty_comments20 , which can be tested with predicate empty_comments_p(). Comments associated to statements that may disappear during processing, such as CONTINUE, RETURN and GO TO, may disappear too.
Member instruction contains the instruction itself.
Note that if the instruction of the statement is in fact a sequence of other statements (see 3.5 and ??), the label, number, ordering, and comment should be empty. If some information of this kind is needed, it should be attached to the first statement of the sequence or to a CONTINUE (for an empty sequence) instead.
Member declarations is used in C to declare local variables. If the instruction is a block, the declarations are local to the block. If the instruction is a CONTINUE, or better if the predicate declaration_statement_pholds true, then the declared variables are declared till the end of the current block. The variables declared in a CONTINUE statement are also declared at the directly enclosing block level. They are also declared in the symbol table, in the declarations field of code. The prettyprinter only takes into account the CONTINUE or declaration statements. So implicitly declared variables and functions, such as functions returning an int in C, only appear at the block level. Other statements, that are neither a block nor a declaration statement, cannot have declarations. This is not enforced by Newgen. To sum up, a C program variable is declared three times in C: in the declaration field of code, in the block enclosing its declaration and in a declaration statement.
Note that local variables declared in a loop as loop_locals are local to the loop body. This seems redundant with statement_declarations, but making it obsolete would require a refactoring of the use-def chains, dependence graph and parallelization algorithms. Also, the semantics is slightly different and there are rationals21 to preserve this local field in loops. Among them, the last value may escape the loop, the first value may be imported.
Member decls_text can be used to keep track to the exact text used to declare variables. This field is not currently used.
Member extensions is used to add various features such as pragmas or future extensions to the statements.
persistant_statement_to_statement = persistant statement -> persistant statement
Type persistant_statement_to_statement is used for example in use_def_elimination() to store the eventual statement father of a statement. The persistant pragma is needed to avoid freeing the statements when the mapping is freed. See NewGen documentation in .
persistant_statement_to_int = persistant statement -> int
Type persistant_statement_to_int is used for instance to associate line number to a statement.
persistant_statement_to_cluster = statement:int -> number:int
Type persistant_statement_to_cluster is used in HBDSC to store the cluster where a statement is scheduled. It corresponds to sigma defined in [?]
Instruction = sequence + test + loop + whileloop + goto:statement + call + unstructured + multitest + forloop + expression
Type instruction is used to represent the command associated to a statement. An instruction can either be a sequence, a test, a loop, parallel or sequential, an unconditional branch (goto) pointing to the branch target, an elementary command (call) or a whole control flow graph.
Elementary commands are used for Fortran statements and intrinsics and operators. There are call’s for assignments, subroutine calls, input-outputs, returns, stops, modulos, the overloaded +, and so on. This is detailed in Section 3.5.7.
The code of a module is either in a user-defined form or in so-called controlized form. In the former case, no unstructured instruction is allowed and explicit goto’s are used. In the later case, goto’s are forbidden and abstracted by unstructered. of course, a fully-structured code does not contain either goto or unstructured22 . The user-defined form only is used by the parser and some pretty-printers. The pretty-printers are able to restore Fortran-77 goto’s from the unstructured. More on this in Section 3.5.8.
Several PIPS contributors have asked for a while construct. In addition, a statement in C can be any expression, not only call expression, so we have to add expression to instruction.
Sequence = statements:statement*
Type sequence is self-explanatory. This is the standard sequence constructor. The empty sequence is used to represent an instruction with no effect, a NOP. See empty_statement_p().
Note that the statement owning the sequence cannot have information such as comment, etc. on it. See ??
Test = condition:expression x true:statement x false:statement
Type test is used to represent conditional statements. Field condition must contain a boolean23 expression to evaluate. Fields true and false contain the statement to execute if the test evaluates to true or false.
If the false branch is empty, an empty statement is inserted. It might be an empty sequence or a CONTINUE statement or... (see Function empty_statement_p). Of course, an empty statement must have an empty label (see Section 2.1).
Fortran control instructions, but DO loops with no internal exits, are decomposed into combinations of such test instructions and other PIPS instructions by the parser, which may add goto statements, and by the controlizer.
Multitest = controller:expression x body:statement
This is not really used in PIPS. Right now in C, the switch/case are replaced by if and goto.
Loop = index:entity x range x body:statement x label:entity x execution x locals:entity*
Type loop is used to represent Fortran DO loops or Pascal FOR loops. It is also used to represent C for loops, when their semantics is compatible with Fortran DO loops. Field index points to the loop index, an entity. Field range contains the lower and upper bounds, as well as the step. Field body points to the loop body, a unique statement which usually is a sequence. Field label is used for Fortran labelled DO loops. It is the label of the last statement in the loop body. In C, this field contains a redundant pointer to the label of the statement containing the loop. It has no semantics, but makes C loops easy to designate in a Fortran-compatible mode to apply loop transformations. Field execution specifies if the loop should be executed sequentially or concurrently. Entities in the local field are loop-private variables. They can be stack-allocated on body entrance and deallocated on exit. The read and write effects on these variables are not visible from outside the loop body. They can be privatized and their effects can be ignored when running the loop in parallel if each processor gets a private copy of each of them.
This field should be factored out in the statement type in order to declare variables local to a block, as in C. However, the two levels, statement and instruction, would make coding more difficult.
Execution = sequential:unit + parallel:unit
Type execution is used to specify if a loop must be executed sequentially (sequential or if it may be executed concurrently (parallel). The parser only recognizes sequential loops.
Range = lower:expression x upper:expression x increment:expression
Type range is used to store the loop bounds and step. The three fields are used to store the lower bound (lower), the upper bound (upper) and the step expression (increment). The lower and upper bound are included, ie lower¡=i¡=upper and not lower¡=i¡upper.
Expressions of type range can be used in other context. For instance, Fortran 90 triplet construct is a range. See Section ?? for details about expressions. For loops, other ranges are not expected in bound and step expressions.
Whileloop = condition:expression x body:statement x label:entity x evaluation
Evaluation = before:unit + after:unit
Here is a while loop. It is not the while domain because it would interfere with C keywords. The content is similar to the loop domain. Possible parallel while loops are considered unimportant, hence no execution part was added. No locals are attached, because this should be rather done at the statement level, not within the instruction itself.
Forloop = initialization:expression x condition:expression x increment:expression x body:statement
Call = function:entity x arguments:expression*
Type call is used to represent Fortran commands as well as user-defined function and subroutine calls in a pseudo-functional way. These pseudo-functions with side effects are very important for the PIPS internal representation since constants, operators such as + and *, intrinsics like MOD or SIN, and basic Fortran statements such as assignment =,READ, WRITE, PAUSE, OPEN, CLOSE, RETURN, CALL, FORMAT, and so on... are all encoded in the same way, like user-defined function calls. The number of arguments depends on the pseudo-function: 0 for constants, 1 or 2 for operators, and so on. Fortran keywords, operators and intrinsics are known as predefined functions. This unification of language and user defined functions is useful to reduce the size of the datastructure definition as well as the code required for many algorithms.
Type function points towards the entity associated with the called function. Subtype arguments is a list of expression objects which represent the actual arguments for the function.
Unstructured = entry:control x exit:control
Domain unstructured is used to represent unstructured parts of the code in a structured manner which as a unique statement. The entry node of the underlying CFG is in field control, and the unique exit node is in field exit. The exit node should not be modified by users of the unstructured24 . See Figure 2. Note that the exit node may not be reachable, for instance because the program does not terminate. For instance node C7 could very well be the exit node. Note also that node C6 is not forward reachable. Like C7, C6 is reachable using the predecessors field in control. Nodes unconnected to either the entry or the exit control in unstructured like C*, C9 and C10 are lost by the controlizer but they can be seen in the user_view representations of the program.
An unstructured object can be walked by function gen_multi_recurse and nodes C1 to C7 are visited, because the entry and exit nodes are used to perform a transitive closure. It can be walked by macro CONTROL_MAP and nodes C1 to C6 are visited because the undirected transitive closure starts at the entry node C1. This macro is used to compute the ordering and, if they exist, nodes such as C6 and C7 are ordered. Nodes C1 to C5 only could be visited by performing a forward transitive closure on the entry node. Transformation unspaghettify, which is optionally included in the controlizer (property UNSPAGHETTIFY_IN_CONTROLIZER), eliminates spurious nodes such as C6 and C7 and makes all walks equal, but for the visiting order. Note that a fourth kind of walk is implemented by the prettyprinter. It can bump into nodes not visited by CONTROL_MAP.
The hierarchical structure is induced by the recursive nature of statements. Each control node points towards a statement which can also contain an unstructured area of the code as well as structured part. Unstructured parts of the code can thus be contained as much as possible as well as be recursively decomposed.
For instance, the two DO loops in:
are preserved as DO loops in spite of the GO TO statement (see Figure 1).
Control = statement x predecessors:control* x successors:control*
Domain control is the type of nodes used to implement the CFG implied by an unstructured instruction (see Domain unstructured, Section 3.5.8). Each control node points towards a statement which can represent an arbitrary large piece of structured code. GOTO statements are eliminated and represented by arcs. Nodes are doubly linked. Each node points towards its successors (at most 2) and towards its predecessors. The hierarchical nature of domain statement is used to hide local branches from higher and lower level pieces of code. The whole unstructured area of the code is seen as a unique atomic statement from above, and is entirely ignored from under. This explains the mutual recursion between control and statement (via instruction).
All statements but tests and the exit node only have one successor. The first successor of test is the successor when the test condition is evaluated to true. And the other way round for the second one. The exit node (see domain unstructured) has no successor. The entry node as well as all other nodes may have an unlimited number of precedessors.
The value of the exit node when it is not reachable is unclear. This is a minor problem since PIPS isn’t supposed to deal with faulty programs.
Note that the two successors of a test can be identical since the two branches of a test can contain a GOTO to the same label. Hence, a node can have two identical predecessors. The lists of predecessors and successors cannot be handled like sets, in general. Use check_control_coherency() to make sure that the predecessor and successor lists can be interpreted as a multiset of arcs.
All reachable nodes of a CFG can be visited in a meaningless order using the CONTROL_MAP macro. Look for an example in library control because an auxiliary data structure, a block list, must be declared and freed. They can also be visited with gen_recurse(), in a meaningless order, but regardless of their reachability. Two more macros, FORWARD_CONTROL_MAP and BACKWARD_CONTROL_MAP are available for ordered walks.
Note that the data structure used for the CFG is obsolete. A generic structure for oriented graphs, graph, should be used instead so as to pool basic graph functions, e.g. search for strongly connected components.
Controlmap = persistant statement->control
persistant_statement_to_control = persistant statement -> persistant control
Used for example in use_def_elimination() to store the eventual control father of a statement in order to travel on the control graph associated to a statement. The persistance is needed to avoid freeing the control graph when the mapping is freed.
Extensions = extension*
Extensions are used to extend in a not too much intrusive way the internal representation of the code.
extension = pragma + unknown:unit
Extensions can be used to add pragmas to statements. Well, right now an extension can only be of type pragma but it could be something else too some days.
pragma = string + expression*
Pragmas fields are used to attach #pragma to statements.
Pragmas can be represented as a string or as a list of expressions. The expression list is the most suitable way for pragma representation. Indeed using expressions, clasical transformations may work by side effect on pragmas too (such as variable renaming or anything else). The string representation is also provided because it is a way of handling unknown type of pragmas by simply carrying its text as it is in the source code.
The following type of pragmas are handeled as expressions:
OpenMP pragma Pips can represent OpenMP pragma as an expression, more precisely as a function call (see Section 3.5.7). The following omp clauses are supported:
Then, describing a pragma as an expression is done by listing the clauses used in it. For example #pragma omp prallel private(x,y) will be represented by the following list:
Note that the #pragma is automatically generated by the prettyprinter and does not need to be represented in the pragma extension.
Synchronization = none:unit + spawn:entity + barrier:unit + single:bool + critical:reference
Expression = syntax x normalized
Obviously, type expression is used to store expressions. Field syntax contains the syntactic description of the expression, as it appears in the source code. Note that parentheses may nevertheless be missing in PIPS printouts. Although they are taken into account to build the internal representation, they are not encoded and it is not possible to distinguish between redundant parentheses and omitted ones. Field normalized indirectly contains a secondary representation of affine integer expressions stored as Pvecteur (see Section 1.1).
If field normalized is set to value normalized_undefined, this implies that the PIPS function used to detect affine expressions and sub-expressions has not been called. This does not imply that the expression is not affine.
The normalized field is redundant with the syntax field. There is no consistency check available. When new expressions are derived from old expressions, all normalized fields should be reset. Else some normalized expressions end up with non-normalized sub-expressions, and with a non-consistent normalized form.
Expressions synthesized by program transformations, such as partial evaluation or loop interchange, should all have their normalized field set to normalized_undefined.
Syntax = reference + range + call + cast + sizeofexpression + subscript + application + va_arg:sizeofexpression*
Type syntax is used to represent expressions as they are defined in the program source code. A syntax object is either a reference object pointing towards an array element25 , or a call to a function26 , or a range as in loop definitions27 and array declarations.
New kinds of syntax are added to handle the C language. They are cast, sizeof, subscripting array and function application expressions. The subscripting array expression is an extension of the reference expression, which includes other more complicated array objects such as pointer, function, structure or union member... The same extension is made to call expression, named function application, because the called function is not necessarily an entity but can be any expression that denotes the address of a function.
The field va_arg is added only to cope with the call va_arg(e,t) where e is an expression and t is a type. The domain sizeofexpression is reused, in spite of its name, because it combines types and expressions. The number of arguments is left unspecified as well their respective kinds so as not to add yet another domain in the internal representation for such a peculiar case of C syntax.
Reference = variable:entity x indices:expression*
Preference = persistant reference
Type reference is used to represent references to array elements28 . Field variable points towards an entity representing the used or defined program variable. Field indices contains a list of subscript expressions29 .
See Section 3.5.4.
All operators, including assignment, are represented as function calls with side effect. See Section 3.5.7.
This is used to represent expressions in C such as:
Cast = type x expression
This is used to represent expressions such as:
Since it can be applied on a type, it cannot be represented in the RI as a classical function call to a sizeof() operator.
Sizeofexpression = type + expression
In C, pointer expressions can be subscripted, not only arrays, so there is a subscript expression:
Subscript = array:expression x indices:expression*
Since in C not only functions can be called but also any function pointers, there is a need to represent these function calls:
Application = function:expression x arguments:expression*
Normalized = linear:Pvecteur + complex:unit
Type normalized is used to check if an expression is an affine integer expression using only integer scalar variables (Field linear) or not (Field complex30 ).
Field complex is used if the expression is not affine, e.g. I*J+4, or if it is affine but contains references to non integer scalar variables, e.g. T(I-1) + T(I) + T(I+1).
The normalized field does not exist if the expression has not yet been examined. This is an exception to NewGen data structures used in PIPS because empty pointers, normalized_undefined must be used. This may cause problems when using the NewGen gen_defined_p() consistency checker.
A C Macro, NORMALIZE_EXPRESSION is used to perform the normalization only if required. This macro and the underlying function is fragile. It only can be applied to fully normalized or fully non-normalized epxressions.
The normalize union may not be general enough. In some cases it would be useful to be able to encode pseudo-affine operators such as /, mod, min or max with inequalities.
Transformer = arguments:entity* x relation:predicate
Type transformer defines a relationship between two stores, i.e. two memory states, associated to two control points (i.e. two statements). This relation is limited by default to integer scalar variables in the dynamic scope of a module: global and static integer scalar variables are taken into account. Note that the data structure does not enforce the integer and scalar conditions and that some properties can be set to process also boolean, string and floating point scalar variables.
Variables in the list arguments are variables whose values may have changed between the two control points. Two values are denoted for each variable in the arguments list, the initial value and the final value. The initial values are pure values, i.e. entities specific to the semantics library. The final values are identified with the variable entities, in order to decrease the total number of pure values. Variables that do not appear in the arguments list must have the same initial and final values, by definition. This unique value is considered a final value and no value entity is allocated.
Intermediate and temporary values are also represented by entities and used internally. They are never used or displayed in prettyprinted files.
The relationship between the initial and final store is abstracted by a set of affine equations and inequations on the values.
Two kinds of transformers are used in PIPS. The first kind is linked to a statement or an expression, possibly with side effects, and is an abstraction of the corresponding command, limited to integer scalar variables and to other scalar variables according to properties. Such transformers are called transformers. The second kind of transformer, also associated to a statement, abstracts the relationship between the initial store of a module or of a whole program and the store just before the execution of this statement. Such a transformer si called a precondition.
Transformers and preconditions are computed by semantics analyses, either intra- or inter-procedurally.
Predicate = system:Psysteme
Type predicate defines a relationship between values of integer variables and other integer entities such as PHI variables (see Section 1.2 for external data type Psysteme). Its meaning depends on its use. It may be an invariant predicate, always true before a statement execution (precondition), or a predicate linking two different points of a program (transformer). It may also define an array region (see effects.newgen).
Numerous predicates should be met by consistent module and program representations.
Each variable always must be referenced with the same number of subscript expressions, its declared dimension, or with no subscript expressions at all (e.g. formal parameter).
No consistency check is available, beyond usual NewGen tests (see Section ?? and Reference ).
PIPS handles constant call graphs. It expects to find every callee in a piece of code. If library routines are used, stubs must be added.
Interprocedural consistency can be checked with the Flinter analysis (see ).
All links are not declared explictly in the internal representation, if only to break cycles between data structures. For instance, the code associated to a module is not obtained thru a pointer dereferencing but thru an explicit request to the PIPS database manager.
NewGen provides two generic consistency checkers, gen_consistent_p() which performs a dynamic type checking, and gen_defined_p() which is slightly stricted because undefined values (i.e. NIL pointers) are mostly prohibited.
These two type checkers are very useful when implementing program transformations.
It is possible to apply them systematically to all PIPS persitent objects by setting the proper debugging level for PIPSDBM (see ).
The implicit global symbol table31 of Section ?? is stored on or loaded from disk as a whole. It must be stored last and read first because other NewGen data structures contain pointers to it (every field of type entity is suchj a pointer). Pointers to entity are converted into global entity names on disk. The symbol table always is large because it contains at least all Fortran operators and intrinsics. It is stored in file Entities in the current workspace. See  for more information.
The PIPS internal representation is a relatively small set of data structures, which has very slowly increased since the project inception. Various mappings have been added. It was not possible to declare them with NewGen in 1988 and quite a few implicit mappings exist.
NewGen data types can be walked with two generic iterators, gen_recurse() and gen_multi_recurse(). These two iterators have been added to NewGen. They are not systematically used.
Assignment, 18, 20
Call Graph, 14
Control Flow Graph, 20
CONTROL MAP, 16
Control Node, 21
Decls text, 13
GO TO, 20
Instruction, 16, 18
Intrinsic, 6, 20
Label, 6, 7
Parallel Loop, 19
Precondition, 27, 28
Pvecteur, 5, 25
Sequence, 16, 18
Sequential Loop, 19
Statement, 15, 16
Transformer, 27, 28
Variable, 6, 8