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Initialise predicate from named constraint.

Set elements of the destination predicate to true if the element number satisfies the named predicate constraint, or to false otherwise. If the constraint specifies more elements than are available at the current vector length then all elements of the destination predicate are set to false.

The named predicate constraint limits the number of active elements in a single predicate to:

* A fixed number (VL1 to VL256)

* The largest power of two (POW2)

* The largest multiple of three or four (MUL3 or MUL4)

* All available, implicitly a multiple of two (ALL).

Unspecified or out of range constraint encodings generate an empty predicate or zero element count rather than Undefined Instruction exception. Optionally sets the First (N), None (Z), !Last (C) condition flags based on the predicate result, and the V flag to zero.

It has encodings from 2 classes: Not setting the condition flags and Setting the condition flags

Not setting the condition flags


PTRUE <Pd>.<T>{, <pattern>}

if !HaveSVE() then UNDEFINED;
integer esize = 8 << UInt(size);
integer d = UInt(Pd);
boolean setflags = FALSE;
bits(5) pat = pattern;

Setting the condition flags


PTRUES <Pd>.<T>{, <pattern>}

if !HaveSVE() then UNDEFINED;
integer esize = 8 << UInt(size);
integer d = UInt(Pd);
boolean setflags = TRUE;
bits(5) pat = pattern;

Assembler Symbols


Is the name of the destination scalable predicate register, encoded in the "Pd" field.

<T> Is the size specifier, encoded in size:
size <T>
00 B
01 H
10 S
11 D
<pattern> Is the optional pattern specifier, defaulting to ALL, encoded in pattern:
pattern <pattern>
00000 POW2
00001 VL1
00010 VL2
00011 VL3
00100 VL4
00101 VL5
00110 VL6
00111 VL7
01000 VL8
01001 VL16
01010 VL32
01011 VL64
01100 VL128
01101 VL256
0111x #uimm5
101x1 #uimm5
10110 #uimm5
1x0x1 #uimm5
1x010 #uimm5
1xx00 #uimm5
11101 MUL4
11110 MUL3
11111 ALL


integer elements = VL DIV esize;
integer count = DecodePredCount(pat, esize);
bits(PL) result;

for e = 0 to elements-1
    ElemP[result, e, esize] = if e < count then '1' else '0';

if setflags then
    PSTATE.<N,Z,C,V> = PredTest(result, result, esize);
P[d] = result;