Add profile writing capabilities for sampling profiles.

Description

Add profile writing capabilities for sampling profiles.

Summary:
This patch finishes up support for handling sampling profiles in both
text and binary formats. The new binary format uses uleb128 encoding to
represent numeric values. This makes profiles files about 25% smaller.

The profile writer class can write profiles in the existing text and the
new binary format. In subsequent patches, I will add the capability to
read (and perhaps write) profiles in the gcov format used by GCC.

Additionally, I will be adding support in llvm-profdata to manipulate
sampling profiles.

There was a bit of refactoring needed to separate some code that was in
the reader files, but is actually common to both the reader and writer.

The new test checks that reading the same profile encoded as text or
raw, produces the same results.

Reviewers: bogner, dexonsmith

Subscribers: llvm-commits

Differential Revision: http://reviews.llvm.org/D6000

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Committed
dnovilloOct 30 2014, 11:00 AM
Differential Revision
D6000: Add profile writing capabilities for sampling profiles.
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rL220914: Remove hex character number from wchar_t test
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