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Re: Unify and simplify bits/byteswap.h, bits/byteswap-16.h headers (bug 14508, bug 15512, bug 17082, bug 20530)
On Tue, 6 Feb 2018, Adhemerval Zanella wrote:
> > The __bswap_constant_32 macro needs to stay around because of uses in
> > static initializers within glibc and its tests, and so for consistency
> > all __bswap_constant_* are kept rather than just being inlined into
> > the old-GCC-or-non-GCC parts of the __bswap_* inline function
> > definitions.
> Wouldn't be better to use static inline for these as well?
You can't use a call to a static inline function in a static initializer;
it needs to be a macro for those uses so it expands to a C constant
Joseph S. Myers