[RFC] builtin for structure pretty printing

Hi devs,

I have recently posted a patch here : https://reviews.llvm.org/D44093 and I would like to have your advices on how this feature might be useful in a production build. (reviews are also appreciated :slightly_smiling_face:)

This idea is to basically provide a builtin that permits to dump the content of a structure at runtime.

Here is how I am currently using it :

struct test {
     char *a;
     int b;
};

int main(void)
{
     struct test t = {
         .a = "TEST",
         .b = 1234
     };
     __builtin_dump_struct(&t, &printf);
}

And here is the output I am basically getting :

$ ./main
struct test {
char * a : TEST
int b : 1234
}

I started developing this feature while doing some kernel development. Indeed, it can sometimes be really hard to get a debugger working and thus do this job for us, and I am often in the need to write my own pretty printing functions for each of my structures. I know this is also the case for other people doing kernel development, that's why I started developing this.

Please feel free to give your feedback on this one, any help is appreciated ! :slightly_smiling_face:

Thanks,