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Re: [patch] Change inline asm to work with llvm-gcc

On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 09:38:22AM -0800, Chris Lattner wrote:
>> What you find reasoanble on it?  The numbered constraint just says  
>> that
>> the same register is used for both the output and input, nothing else.
> LLVM requires the same size, not the same type.  It prevents tying  
> together a small output to a large input because the semantics are  
> 'vague'.  This is a new requirement and we can obviously change this  
> back to work around glibc's headers.

For i386 (32-bit) int and int * are the same size (integer 32-bit register),
so why does llvm complain then?
BTW, gcc apparently doesn't reject even different size:
int foo (int *p)
  int q;
  asm ("# %0 %1 " : "=r" (q) : "0" (p));
  return q;
for -m32 this shows # %eax %eax and for -m64 # %eax %rax
(in this case the behavior is obvious, of course you can write code where
you shoot yourself into the foot, but inline asm is a very low level
extension where the programmer must know what he is doing.


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