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//===------ Core/Pass.h - Base class for linker passes ----------*- C++ -*-===//
// The LLVM Linker
// This file is distributed under the University of Illinois Open Source
// License. See LICENSE.TXT for details.
#include "llvm/Support/Error.h"
namespace lld {
class SimpleFile;
/// Once the core linking is done (which resolves references, coalesces atoms
/// and produces a complete Atom graph), the linker runs a series of passes
/// on the Atom graph. The graph is modeled as a File, which means the pass
/// has access to all the atoms and to File level attributes. Each pass does
/// a particular transformation to the Atom graph or to the File attributes.
/// This is the abstract base class for all passes. A Pass does its
/// actual work in it perform() method. It can iterator over Atoms in the
/// graph using the *begin()/*end() atom iterator of the File. It can add
/// new Atoms to the graph using the File's addAtom() method.
class Pass {
virtual ~Pass() = default;
/// Do the actual work of the Pass.
virtual llvm::Error perform(SimpleFile &mergedFile) = 0;
// Only subclassess can be instantiated.
Pass() = default;
} // end namespace lld
#endif // LLD_CORE_PASS_H