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SubjectRe: [RFC] OOM aware applications
On Tue, 25 Sep 2001, BALBIR SINGH wrote:

> In the code, I see
> points *= 2 and points /= 4 in a few places, recommend changing them to
> points <<= 1 and points >>= 2 to help the compiler generate better code

Does your compiler really write different code for *= 2 and <<= 1? If
so, try -O :-)

My gcc writes addl %eax,%eax for either case.

Matthias Andree

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