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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] PPC/PPC64: Introduce CPU_HAS_FEATURE() macro
    On Fri, 2005-02-04 at 11:20 -0600, Olof Johansson wrote:
    > On Fri, Feb 04, 2005 at 10:17:48AM +0200, Pekka Enberg wrote:
    > > Please drop the CPU_FTR_##x macro magic as it makes grepping more
    > > complicated. If the enum names are too long, just do s/CPU_FTR_/CPU_/g
    > > or something similar. Also, could you please make this a static inline
    > > function?

    I tend to agree with Pekka...

    > I considered that for a while, but decided against it because:
    > * cpu-has-feature(cpu-feature-foo) v cpu-has-feature(foo): I picked the
    > latter for readability.

    I don't think it really matters compared to the usefullness of grep, and
    is still more readable than the old way...

    > * Renaming CPU_FTR_<x> -> CPU_<x> makes it less obvious that
    > it's actually a cpu feature it's describing (i.e. CPU_ALTIVEC vs


    > * Renaming would clobber the namespace, CPU_* definitions are used in
    > other places in the tree.
    > * Can't make it an inline and still use the preprocessor concatenation.

    I'd like to keep the constants as-is and have the stuff inline with no
    macro trick as Pekka suggest since I did use grep on those things quite

    > That being said, you do have a point about grepability. However,
    > personally I'd be more likely to look for CPU_HAS_FEATURE than the
    > feature itself when reading the code, and would find that easily. The
    > other way around (finding all uses of a feature) is harder, but the
    > concatenation macro is right below the bit definitions and easy to spot.

    No, when I grep, i'm looking for the feature itself...


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