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Re: Combine four insns


Chris Lattner wrote:

> Is "throw in a param and let the distributors decide" really a great solution to issues like these?

Do you have a better one?

I see no inherent reason to expect that the right answer for small ARM
microcontrollers is the same as for MIPS control-plane processors or x86
server processors.  And, even for a given processor, I'm not sure that
all users want the same thing.  As you say, since it's open-source
software, users/distributors can always modify it anyhow.  A --param
just makes that easier, and exposes the choice to users.

I'm all for setting things up so that they work well by default.  But,
I'm skeptical that there's a "right answer" to this particular question.

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