The LLVM dialect type system has been closed until now, i.e. did not support
types from other dialects inside containers. While this has had obvious
benefits of deriving from a common base class, it has led to some simple types
being almost identical with the built-in types, namely integer and floating
point types. This in turn has led to a lot of larger-scale complexity: simple
types must still be converted, numerous operations that correspond to LLVM IR
intrinsics are replicated to produce versions operating on either LLVM dialect
or built-in types leading to quasi-duplicate dialects, lowering to the LLVM
dialect is essentially required to be one-shot because of type conversion, etc.
In this light, it is reasonable to trade off some local complexity in the
internal implementation of LLVM dialect types for removing larger-scale system
complexity. Previous commits to the LLVM dialect type system have adapted the
API to support types from other dialects.
Replace LLVMIntegerType with the built-in IntegerType plus additional checks
that such types are signless (these are isolated in a utility function that
replaced isa<LLVMType> and in the parser). Temporarily keep the possibility
to parse !llvm.i32 as a synonym for i32, but add a deprecation notice.