This is the 1st commit of a patch-set that aims to change the default policy
for RVV intrinsics from TAMU to TAMA.
The patch-set work towards the simplification proposal  of Nick
Knight. After this patch-set, all intrinsics operates under a general
assumption that the policy behavior is agnostic.
You may find that most of the patches are NFC patches. They subtly remove
implicit assumptions that entangles the codebase, making the singular patch
that contains functional change clear and obvious.
In [2/15], The attribute Policy::IsPolicyNone may give the mis-perception
that an RVV intrinsic may operate without any policy. However this is not the
case because the policy CSR-s (vta and vma) always affect an RVV
instruction's behavior, except that some instructions have policy always set
as agnostic (e.g. instructions with a mask destination register is always
Next, to perform the change from TAMU to TAMA, we need to first remove
Policy::PolicyType::Omit. [4/15] ~ [12/15] removes it with NFC patches step
by step. Without the patches, directly applying [14/15] to the existing codebase
will not work because there will be complicated logics that are scattered in
places that is hard to maintain.
[1/15], [3/15] are not related to the main goal of this patch-set, they were
clean-up along the way as I was going through the codebase. [13/15] is a
clean-up that was an oversight in D141198.
Finally, [14/15] performs the functional change this patch-set aims for. The
default policy is changed from TAMU to TAMA. This affects the masked version of
the intrinsics without a policy suffix. The masked-off operand is removed. Due
to the removal, masked version of vid and viota intrinsics are no longer
available for overloading.
[15/15] is a final commit to set data members of Policy as constants. Through
the refactoring the class Policy is now correct-by-construction.
The next patch-set will be to remove redundant intrinsics with a policy suffix
_ta and _tama intrinsics are redundant and will be removed. Other policy
suffix will be renamed to adapt to the general assumption that policy is
Pull Request: riscv-non-isa/rvv-intrinsic-doc#186