Preprocessor for assembler macros?

Daniel Jacobowitz
Mon Mar 9 13:21:00 GMT 2009

On Mon, Mar 09, 2009 at 09:20:42AM +0000, Andrew Haley wrote:
> Ian Lance Taylor wrote:
> >> 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.  :-)

Objdump? :-)  It's a lot closer to assembly source than to C source.

Daniel Jacobowitz

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