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Re: MS/CW-style inline assembly for GCC
Matt Austern writes:
> On May 4, 2004, at 9:33 AM, David Edelsohn wrote:
> >>>>>> Matt Austern writes:
> > If this new MS/CW-like syntax is not well defined, the GCC
> > community is going to be saddled with lots of bug reports. Even
> > with good documentation, many users are going to try MS/CW-style
> > inlined assembly and complain about differences. Telling the
> > users "works as expected" may not endear GCC to those users.
> > I am not arguing against supporting that syntax. We need to be
> > consider how users will approach this new feature.
> I agree. You're arguing that this syntax should be clearly
> documented, that we should say exactly what it is and what works, and
> that documenting it as "well, it's just like MS/CW except when it
> isn't" isn't good enough.
I don't think he's arguing that at all. He's arguing that even with
good documentation, people will still remain unhappy.