The current implementation invokes materializations
whenever an input operand does not have a mapping for the
desired type, i.e. it requires materialization at the earliest possible
point. This conflicts with goal of dialect conversion (and also the
current documentation) which states that a materialization is only
required if the materialization is supposed to persist after the
conversion process has finished.
This revision refactors this such that whenever a target
materialization "might" be necessary, we insert an
unrealized_conversion_cast to act as a temporary materialization.
This allows for deferring the invocation of the user
materialization hooks until the end of the conversion process,
where we actually have a better sense if it's actually
necessary. This has several benefits:
- In some cases a target materialization hook is no longer necessary
When performing a full conversion, there are some situations
where a temporary materialization is necessary. Moving forward,
these users won't need to provide any target materializations,
as the temporary materializations do not require the user to
provide materialization hooks.
- getRemappedValue can now handle values that haven't been converted yet
Before this commit, it wasn't well supported to get the remapped
value of a value that hadn't been converted yet (making it
difficult/impossible to convert multiple operations in many
situations). This commit updates getRemappedValue to properly
handle this case by inserting temporary materializations when
Another code-health related benefit is that with this change we
can move a majority of the complexity related to materializations
to the end of the conversion process, instead of handling adhoc
while conversion is happening.