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Dixitur de Davide Libenzi respondebo ad:
> > > > > 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.

I agree on that, it's way more readable.

Please don't think that I'm flaming here, it's just that
a) we have a discussion on coding style
b) we don't (?) have an assembly coding style
c) gas is ugly anyway
d) but this seems really... unused

Sorry if I have offended you.

-mirabilos
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