pub trait Bindgen {
    type Operand: Clone;

    // Required methods
    fn emit(
        &mut self,
        resolve: &Resolve,
        inst: &Instruction<'_>,
        operands: &mut Vec<Self::Operand>,
        results: &mut Vec<Self::Operand>
    fn return_pointer(&mut self, size: usize, align: usize) -> Self::Operand;
    fn push_block(&mut self);
    fn finish_block(&mut self, operand: &mut Vec<Self::Operand>);
    fn sizes(&self) -> &SizeAlign;
    fn is_list_canonical(&self, resolve: &Resolve, element: &Type) -> bool;
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Trait for language implementors to use to generate glue code between native WebAssembly signatures and interface types signatures.

This is used as an implementation detail in interpreting the ABI between interface types and wasm types. Eventually this will be driven by interface types adapters themselves, but for now the ABI of a function dictates what instructions are fed in.

Types implementing Bindgen are incrementally fed Instruction values to generate code for. Instructions operate like a stack machine where each instruction has a list of inputs and a list of outputs (provided by the emit function).

Required Associated Types§


type Operand: Clone

The intermediate type for fragments of code for this type.

For most languages String is a suitable intermediate type.

Required Methods§


fn emit( &mut self, resolve: &Resolve, inst: &Instruction<'_>, operands: &mut Vec<Self::Operand>, results: &mut Vec<Self::Operand> )

Emit code to implement the given instruction.

Each operand is given in operands and can be popped off if ownership is required. It’s guaranteed that operands has the appropriate length for the inst given, as specified with Instruction.

Each result variable should be pushed onto results. This function must push the appropriate number of results or binding generation will panic.


fn return_pointer(&mut self, size: usize, align: usize) -> Self::Operand

Gets a operand reference to the return pointer area.

The provided size and alignment is for the function’s return type.


fn push_block(&mut self)

Enters a new block of code to generate code for.

This is currently exclusively used for constructing variants. When a variant is constructed a block here will be pushed for each case of a variant, generating the code necessary to translate a variant case.

Blocks are completed with finish_block below. It’s expected that emit will always push code (if necessary) into the “current block”, which is updated by calling this method and finish_block below.


fn finish_block(&mut self, operand: &mut Vec<Self::Operand>)

Indicates to the code generator that a block is completed, and the operand specified was the resulting value of the block.

This method will be used to compute the value of each arm of lifting a variant. The operand will be None if the variant case didn’t actually have any type associated with it. Otherwise it will be Some as the last value remaining on the stack representing the value associated with a variant’s case.

It’s expected that this will resume code generation in the previous block before push_block was called. This must also save the results of the current block internally for instructions like ResultLift to use later.


fn sizes(&self) -> &SizeAlign

Returns size information that was previously calculated for all types.


fn is_list_canonical(&self, resolve: &Resolve, element: &Type) -> bool

Returns whether or not the specified element type is represented in a “canonical” form for lists. This dictates whether the ListCanonLower and ListCanonLift instructions are used or not.