Because AT&T syntax is incredibly hard to read (especially for the
complex addressing modes), and even though gas finally supports other
than 32-bit flat modes, the support is at the very best half-hearted.
There aren't that many parts of the kernel containing sizable chunks of
-- "The user's computer downloads the ActiveX code and simulates a 'Blue Screen' crash, a generally benign event most users are familiar with and that would not necessarily arouse suspicions." -- Security exploit description on http://www.zks.net/p3/how.asp
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