Imager::Expr::Assem - an assembler for producing code for the Imager register machine
use Imager::Expr::Assem; my $expr = Imager::Expr->new(assem=>'...', ...)
This module is a simple Imager::Expr compiler that compiles a low-level language that has a nearly 1-to-1 relationship to the internal representation used for compiled regmach code.
Each line can contain multiple statements separated by semi-colons.
Anything after '#' in a line is ignored.
Types of statements:
defines variable name to have type, which can be any of 'n' or 'num' for a numeric type or 'pixel', 'p' or 'c' for a pixel or color type.
Variable names cannot include whitespace.
Operators can be split into 3 basic types, those that have a result value, those that don't and the null operator, eg. jump has no value.
The format for operators that return a value is typically:
result = operator operand ...
and for those that don't return a value:
where operator is any valid regmach operator, result is any variable defined with
var, and operands are variables, constants or literals, or for jump operators, labels.
The set operator can be simplified to:
result = operator
All operators maybe preceded by a label, which is any non-whitespace text immediately followed by a colon (':').
Note that the current optimizer may produce incorrect optimization for your code, fortunately the optimizer will disable itself if you include any jump operator in your code. A single jump to anywhere after your final ret operator can be used to disable the optimizer without slowing down your code.
There's currently no high-level code generation that can generate code with loops or real conditions.
Imager(3), transform.perl, regmach.c
Tony Cook <email@example.com>