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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.

Andrew.


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