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Re: ASM_COMMENT_START and gas divide operator


  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