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In message <Pine.LNX.3.96.980501124359.28262A-100000@mullet.Levels.UniSA.Edu.ou write: > There is a problem with using "/" to start comments, such as those > emitted by gcc's -fverbose-asm. If gas needs to support "/" meaning > the start of a comment anywhere on a line, then the gas division > operator is killed, sometimes silently. For instance: > asm("pushl $FOO/2") > is treated as if the programmer wrote > asm("pushl $FOO") > > Of course, this is only a problem with hand-coded assembly, but it > would be nice to fix gas and gcc. At least on linux, where the only > assembler used with gcc is gas, we should be able to make the > following change without causing too many problems. > > * config/linux.h (ASM_COMMENT_START): Define as "#" > * config/linux-aout.h (ASM_COMMENT_START): Likewise Thanks. I've installed this into egcs. It's possible we'll get some ASM_COMMENT_START redefinitions because of this. If so, we'll have to squash 'em. jeff