byte access in MC68k

Brett Carswell
Sun Jun 22 16:51:00 GMT 1997


What about changing your #define to

#define SW_SRI	(short)(0x00f0)

I think this would have the desired effect.

Good Luck,
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>-----Original Message-----
>From:	Jens Doege []
>Sent:	Thursday, June 19, 1997 9:35 PM
>Subject:	byte access in MC68k
>Hi again,
>I want to thank Doug Evans for his instant answer to my previous
>question. I have another one:
>Is there a switch for gcc (68k) to force it not to use byte (char)
>(I couldn't find something like this)
>All the variables I use are at least short. Nevertheless the compiler
>detects that from some variables just the lower byte is used:
>	if((ist & SW_SRI) != SW_SRI){...}
>In the ready code 
>	move.b -11(%a6),%d0
>	and.b #128,%d0
>	tst.b %d0
>odd memory addresses are accessed which causes really big trouble for my
>system. In the given case the preprocessor reduces
>        #define SW_SRI 0x00f0
>to just 0xf0. A precompilier switch to prevent that whould also be
>Thanks in advance

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