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Re: [RFA]: Add IN_EPILOGUE() predicate
- To: Eli Zaretskii <eliz at is dot elta dot co dot il>
- Subject: Re: [RFA]: Add IN_EPILOGUE() predicate
- From: Andrew Cagney <ac131313 at cygnus dot com>
- Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2001 18:00:18 -0500
- Cc: Corinna Vinschen <vinschen at redhat dot com>,gdb-patches at sources dot redhat dot com
- References: <Pine.SUN.3.91.1011105191434.760D-100000@is>
> On Mon, 5 Nov 2001, Andrew Cagney wrote:
>> > I actually think that gdbarch-related functions should be described
>> > in their own chapter/section, perhaps with subsections devoted to
>> > different aspects of gdbarch. So could you please start such a
>> > section somewhere in the chapter "Target Architecture Definition",
>> > and put the text you wanted to add there? Please use the general
>> > idea of the section "Target Conditionals" for the layout and the text
>> > that preceeds the list of the functions/macros.
>> Eli, I don't know that there is much to gain from this. The old macro's
>> and new functions are really the same thing (the architecture vector)
>> and belong in the same section.
> I thought about starting a new section for reasons that are partly
> pedagogical: we want to break away with the Old Ways and start our Brave
> New World! [;-)]
:-) Hmm, an x86 maintainer, be very afraid :-)
> In addition, I suspect it would be confusing to have in the same section
> description of two essentially parallel, but subtly different (e.g.,
> functions vs macros) systems. It seemed to me that if we say clearly in
> each section/chapter what system it describes, the reader will be less
Hopefully the upper case vs lower case will help people differentiate
between the two.
> However, if you feel we should document them all together, I won't
> object; the above are not strong feelings.
I'm in the same boat. I suspect that it will be easier to track if
someone submitting a patch for a macro->function conversion does the
change in-place rather than has to also move the definition from
chanpter A to chapter B.