Re: [PATCH][2.5] Double quote patches part one: drivers 1/2

From: David Woodhouse (
Date: Tue Jun 11 2002 - 10:16:56 EST said:
> and then read kernel/fork.s ? Yes, some people who care about getting
> the best out of the kernel do convert C to assembly and then read the
> result. If there's something really yucky in there, then you go back
> and fix it in the C source.


Or were you _really_ advocating the kind of development methodology which
gave us all those gotos to out-of-line code which gcc helpfully moved back
in-line for us when it got a little smarter because someone else observed
the same problem and fixed it _properly_?

Tweaking your code and sacrificing chickens until you happen to get the
output you want is no substitute for fixing the compiler. And it's a waste
of good chickens.


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