compiler: support new language constructs in escape analysis

Previous CLs add new language constructs in Go 1.17, specifically,
unsafe.Add, unsafe.Slice, and conversion from a slice to a pointer
to an array. This CL handles them in the escape analysis.

At the point of the escape analysis, unsafe.Add and unsafe.Slice
are still builtin calls, so just handle them in data flow.
Conversion from a slice to a pointer to an array has already been
lowered to a combination of compound expression, conditional
expression and slice info expressions, so handle them in the
escape analysis.

Change-Id: Iccac4f0135f2bd6081ca93707db1c7b608350052
Trust: Cherry Mui <>
Reviewed-by: Ian Lance Taylor <>
3 files changed
tree: 65d99eb15ad6a0c5735d6f0230ca15e585610130
  1. go/
  2. libgo/
  3. .gitignore
  5. codereview.cfg

A Go frontend

Ian Lance Taylor Last update 15 June 2014

This is a compiler frontend for the Go programming language. The frontend was originally developed at Google, and was released in November 2009. It was originally written by Ian Lance Taylor.

It was originally written for GCC. As of this writing it only supports GCC, but the GCC support has been separated from the rest of the frontend, so supporting another compiler is feasible.

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