What characters can be assumed never appear in a .ll converted from .bc file?


I check some .bc converted .ll files. The only have characters from
\x20 (ASCII space) and ~ (ASCII code \x7e or 126 in decimal) plus
newline. (So only newline from the 32 control characters appears plus
the rest ASCII code.)

Can I assume .ll converted from .bc only have the ASCII code from 20
to 126 plus newline? Thanks.

Yes, that should be safe. Strings/symbols/etc. go through llvm::printLLVMNameWithoutPrefix, which will escape anything outside of that range.