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Re: [RFC][4.4] Conversion of tree.h STRIP_* macros into static inline functions


On Tue, 2007-12-18 at 10:57 -0800, Simon Baldwin wrote:
> Attached is a revised version of this patch, incorporating review 
> comments; thanks for the feedback.
> 
> The patch exceeds 100Kb, so is compressed.  Introductory text inlined below.
> 
> ----------
> 
> Turn assorted STRIP_* operations in tree.h from macros into inline 
> functions, allowing for better type safety and debuggability with gdb, 
> and for more natural usage from some client code.  Fix call sites as 
> appropriate.
> 
> This is a maintainability patch, with no runtime effects.  Targetted for 
> gcc 4.4, rather than 4.3.
> 
> Tested with bootstrap and regression tests for C, Ada, C++, Fortran, 
> Java, Objc, Obj-C++, and Treelang on linux i386.
> 
> ...
> 

How did this affect the build time for gcc, if at all?

Tim Josling


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