Hello! I have a question regarding Plugins...

I implemented a small one as a test to get used to working with GIMPLE and
basic blocks. I read the Plugin API page, the wiki, and followed a tutorial
to get started. However, I seem to have hit a bit of a road block in
actually modifying the output of the compiled program itself.

Are plugins a "read-only" look at the compilation model? If I wanted to
provide an implementation of an intrinsic or modify a C++-compiled
Translation Unit in some fashion, are plugins what I should be looking at?

Background: I am attempting to add a function which relies on "compiler
magic" and the file system to pull data made available to the program,
replacing every instance of that function with the appropriate
implementation (the data is to be constexpr).

( This is my first time on the mailing list, after carefully reading the
descriptions for the others and asking around, this seemed to be
appropriate. Let em know if I have the wrong space! )

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