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SubjectRe: [PATCH] task_struct colouring ...
On Sun, 2 Dec 2001, [MOc]cda*mirabilos wrote:

> > > > movl %esp, %eax
> > > > andl $-8192, %eax
> > > > movl (%eax), %eax
> > >
> > > Although I'm good in assembly but bad in gas,
> > > do you consider the middle line good style?
> > >
> > > Binary AND with a negative decimal number?
> >
> > ~N = -(N + 1)
>
> I know, but I don't consider this good style, as
> decimal arithmetic is for humans, and binary
> {arithmetic,ops} are for the PC.

The better solution would be (STACK_SIZE - 1) but it's still decimal.



- Davide


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