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SubjectRe: [patch 00/2] improve .text size on gcc 4.0 and newer compilers

* Mitchell Blank Jr <mitch@sfgoth.com> wrote:

> I actually did that in a project once (an "unlikely_if()" macro) It
> was not a good idea. The problem is that every syntax-highlighter
> knows that "if" is a keyword but you'd have to teach it about
> "unlikely_if". It was surprising how visually jarring having
> different pretty-printing for different types of "if" statements was.
> "if (unlikely())" looks much cleaner in comparison.

a better syntax would be:

if __unlikely (cond) {
...
}
since it's the extra parantheses that are causing the visual complexity.

Ingo
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