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Re: [RFC/RFA] Proper mnemonics for VIA PadLock (i386)instructions
- From: "Jan Beulich" <JBeulich at novell dot com>
- To: <tg at 66h dot 42h dot de>,<binutils at sources dot redhat dot com>
- Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 14:28:47 +0200
- Subject: Re: [RFC/RFA] Proper mnemonics for VIA PadLock (i386)instructions
>>> Thorsten Glaser <firstname.lastname@example.org> 13.04.05 12:42:35 >>>
>Alan Modra dixit:
>>a high likelihood of breaking other valid assembly. The gas app.c code
>>has a nasty habit of completely removing whitespace once past the
>>mnemonic of an instruction, and it can get confused. Something like
>> addr16 mov -2,%eax
>>might fail if '-' is a valid mnemonic char.
>Can't gas be fixed, then? Sounds like the "obvious" thing to do to me.
>Alternatively, we'd need to make a way for a dash to be only
>recognised as part of a mnemonic if followed by a letter.
That wouldn't help either:
.equiv two, 2
movl -two(%ebx), %eax
would still fail.