Preprocessor for assembler macros?

Andrew Haley
Mon Mar 9 09:20:00 GMT 2009

Ian Lance Taylor wrote:
> Philipp Marek <> writes:
>> I already asked that on gcc-help@ but got no answer, so I'm trying again here.
> Sorry, this is the wrong mailing list, and so is gcc-help.
> is for discussion of development of gcc.  You are asking
> a question about the assembler.  The assembler is part of the GNU
> binutils, not gcc.  Try  See
> .
>> I'm looking for a way to get inbetween the assembler macro processor and the 
>> assembler.
>> I'd like to get the assembler sources mostly as-is, but with the macros used 
>> therein already expanded.
> As far as I know there is no straightforward way to do this.  (There
> certainly was no way to do it back when I implemented macros in gas.)

OK, I have to ask.  If you can't see the effect of macro expansion, how on Earth
did you test the macro processor.  I even imagine how you'd develop a macro
processor whose output you couldn't see.  :-)


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