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SubjectRe: [PATCH][2.6.8-rc1-mm1] drivers/scsi/sg.c gcc341 inlining fix
On Wed, Jul 14, 2004 at 07:39:26PM -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> ??? C does not require ordering of function _implementations_, except
> for this gcc brokenness.

Actually, GCC has always required that inlines be specified first
for them to be inlined, even in earlier versions. For example, from the
gcc 3.3 manual:

Some calls cannot be integrated for various reasons (in particular,
calls that precede the function's definition cannot be integrated, and
neither can recursive calls within the definition). If there is a
nonintegrated call, then the function is compiled to assembler code as
usual.

> The above example allows one to do what one normally does with
> non-inlines: order code to enhance readability, and the compiler will
> Do The Right Thing and utilize it in the best way the CPU will function.

I find it enhances readability to place functions in reverse order.
That way I know I can just go to the top of a file, and the first match
on the function's name is its definition.

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