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

From: Matthias-Christian Ott
Date: Mon Apr 25 2005 - 13:19:06 EST

Linus Torvalds wrote:

On Mon, 25 Apr 2005, Matthias-Christian Ott wrote:

"register" and "auto" variables aren't relicts of the 60's, they're a part of the ISO-C 99 standard, I'm following, "man".

They _are_ relicts of the 60's. It's just that the C standard hasn't ever had the reason to remove them.

And if you think "register" variables are outdated, please remove the CONFIG_REGPARM option from the Kernel source.

That does something totally different. And doesn't use "register" at all.

Pass the toke, you've been hogging the drugs for way too long.


But this makes, like "register", direct use of processor registers (it stores int arguments in eax, ebx, etc.).

Matthias-Christian Ott
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