Re: [PATCH GIT 0.6] make use of register variables & size_t

From: Bodo Eggert <>
Date: Mon Apr 25 2005 - 12:42:19 EST

Matthias-Christian Ott <matthias.christian@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> The "git" didn't try store small variables, which aren't referenced, in
> the processor registers. It also didn't use the size_t type. I corrected
> a C++ style comment too.

I have compared functions using 'register' against functions not doing that.
Not using register allowed better optimization on my x86.
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