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Alexander Viro writes:
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> On Wed, 6 Sep 2000, Andrew Morton wrote:
>
> > > cat t.c
> > foo()
> > {
> > if (0)
> > bar("hhhhhhh");
> > }
> > > gcc -O2 -c t.c
> > > strings t.o | grep hhh
> > hhhhhhh

Nasty, eh?

> Eww... Do they _ever_ remove dead code?

I guess not. Also, even if we get the compilers fixed, it will be some
time before we can deploy the kind of change you're proposing (which I
do agree looks a lot nicer: #ifdefs are ugly if for no other reason
that they lie outside the brace levels).

It will probably take about 5 years after a new version of GCC which
has this fix before we can trust it to produce correct code for the
kernel.

Regards,

Richard....
Permanent: rgooch@atnf.csiro.au
Current: rgooch@ras.ucalgary.ca
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