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Alan Modra wrote: > > 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. > I would suggest hacking gas to treat '/' as the comment _only_ when it is the first character in the line. This does not break gcc/egcs and does not interfere with the division operator or the opcode prefix separator syntax. Martynas