C "optimization" (6 of 8)

Morris Keesan keesan at bbncca.ARPA
Fri Feb 17 09:03:53 AEST 1984

    This particular example is fatuous.  You complain about the  C compiler
emitting unnecessary assembler pseudo-ops and labels, because they "slow the
assembler down", and "on a loaded system, every little bit helps."  This is
totally silly.  The extra code and processing in the C compiler to eliminate
extra lines of assembler code are likely to put as much of a load on a system
as the extra processing in the assembler.
					Morris M. Keesan
					keesan @ BBN-UNIX.ARPA

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