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Date: Sun, 7 Mar 1999 13:45:45 +0200 (IST)
From: Eli Zaretskii <eliz AT is DOT elta DOT co DOT il>
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To: Samuel Mukoti <ice AT icon DOT co DOT zw>
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Subject: Re: comp.os.msdos.djgpp ?
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On Sat, 6 Mar 1999, Samuel Mukoti wrote:

> (though Im still wondering why you chose to use such inline assembly =
> tecniques???? Its so difficult to grasp!

For historic reasons, GCC uses an assembler that accepts the AT&T
syntax of assembly code.  So this is why the inline assembly needs to
be in AT&T style as well.

As for the other aspects of inline assembly: they are complex
_because_ they are so powerful.  You couldn't dream to have inline
assembly that doesn't disrupt compiler optimizations without all that
flexibility.

And please don't post in HTML.

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