// Halide tutorial lesson 10: AOT compilation part 2
// Before reading this file, see lesson_10_aot_compilation_generate.cpp
// This is the code that actually uses the Halide pipeline we've
// compiled. It does not depend on libHalide, so we won't be including
// Halide.h.
// Instead, it depends on the header file that lesson_10_generate
// produced when we ran it:
#include "lesson_10_halide.h"
// We want to continue to use our Halide::Buffer with AOT-compiled
// code, so we explicitly include it. It's a header-only class, and
// doesn't require libHalide.
#include "HalideBuffer.h"
#include <stdio.h>
int main(int argc, char **argv) {
// Have a look in the header file above (it won't exist until you've run
// lesson_10_generate). At the bottom is the signature of the function we generated:
// int brighter(halide_buffer_t *_input_buffer, uint8_t _offset, halide_buffer_t *_brighter_buffer);
// The ImageParam inputs have become pointers to "halide_buffer_t"
// structs. This is struct that Halide uses to represent arrays of
// data. Unless you're calling the Halide pipeline from pure C
// code, you don't want to use it
// directly. Halide::Runtime::Buffer is a simple wrapper around
// halide_buffer_t that will implicitly convert to a
// halide_buffer_t *. We will pass Halide::Runtime::Buffer objects
// in those slots.
// The Halide::Buffer class we have been using in JIT code is in
// fact just a shared pointer to the simpler
// Halide::Runtime::Buffer class. They share the same API.
// Finally, the return value of "brighter" is an error code. It's
// zero on success.
// Let's make a buffer for our input and output.
Halide::Runtime::Buffer<uint8_t> input(640, 480), output(640, 480);
// Halide::Runtime::Buffer also has constructors that wrap
// existing data instead of allocating new memory. Use these if
// you have your own Image type that you want to use.
int offset = 5;
int error = brighter(input, offset, output);
if (error) {
printf("Halide returned an error: %d\n", error);
return -1;
// Now let's check the filter performed as advertised. It was
// supposed to add the offset to every input pixel.
for (int y = 0; y < 480; y++) {
for (int x = 0; x < 640; x++) {
uint8_t input_val = input(x, y);
uint8_t output_val = output(x, y);
uint8_t correct_val = input_val + offset;
if (output_val != correct_val) {
printf("output(%d, %d) was %d instead of %d\n",
x, y, output_val, correct_val);
return -1;
// Everything worked!
return 0;
unsigned __INT8_TYPE__ uint8_t
Definition: runtime_internal.h:29
A templated Buffer class that wraps halide_buffer_t and adds functionality.
Definition: HalideBuffer.h:121