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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Fix do_div() for all architectures
    On Thu, Jul 10, 2003 at 09:31:45PM +0200, Bernardo Innocenti wrote:
    > Just to open some interesting speculation, do you think we'd
    > get better code by just getting rid of __attribute__((pure))
    > or by changing __do_div64() to do something like this?
    >
    > typedef struct { uint64_t quot, uint32_t rem } __quotrem64;
    > __quotrem64 __do_div64(uint64_t div, uint32_t base) __attribute__((const));

    No. Most targets require structures be returned in memory.

    If people really care beyond the generic, they'll write
    special assembly for it.


    r~
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