This is the mail archive of the
mailing list for the GCC project.
Re: [DOC Patch] Explicit Register Variables
- From: Hans-Peter Nilsson <hp at bitrange dot com>
- To: David Wohlferd <dw at LimeGreenSocks dot com>
- Cc: "gcc-patches at gcc dot gnu dot org" <gcc-patches at gcc dot gnu dot org>, Gerald Pfeifer <gerald at pfeifer dot com>
- Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2014 17:12:23 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: [DOC Patch] Explicit Register Variables
- Authentication-results: sourceware.org; auth=none
- References: <53B11D57 dot 706 at LimeGreenSocks dot com>
On Mon, 30 Jun 2014, David Wohlferd wrote:
> I don't have permissions to commit this patch, but I do have a release on file
> with the FSF.
> Problem description:
> The text for using Explicit Register Variables is confusing, redundant, and
> fails to make certain essential information clear.
Bah, Jeff already made all the good comments... :]
Happy to see this area improved though!
> - Unambiguous statements such as "The following uses are explicitly /not/
> supported" when describing things such as calling Basic asm discourage people
> from attempting to misuse the feature.
I'm somewhat wary that having an explicitly-not-supported list,
would imply that some (or every) other crazy user invention is
> +Other implementation details:
Not really _implementation_ details though, at least not all of
them. Maybe "Notable details" or something.