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From: William Lee Irwin III <wli@holomorphy.com>
To: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com>
Cc: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@pobox.com>, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] revert to static = {0}
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2003 12:06:59 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20030805190659.GT32488@holomorphy.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0308051949130.1849-100000@localhost.localdomain>

On Tue, 5 Aug 2003, Jeff Garzik wrote:
>> If it's const, it shouldn't be linked into anything at all... right?

On Tue, Aug 05, 2003 at 07:51:41PM +0100, Hugh Dickins wrote:
> Sorry, Jeff, I don't get your point.

I suspect this assumes const values will get constant folded, which I'm
not sure is the case, though it certainly sounds legal and worthwhile
for a compiler to do when reasonable (i.e. for small structures and/or
extractions of small fields of const structures).


-- wli

  reply	other threads:[~2003-08-05 19:05 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-08-05 15:48 [PATCH] revert to static = {0} Hugh Dickins
2003-08-05 16:07 ` Arjan van de Ven
2003-08-05 18:41   ` [PATCH] revert to static = {0} + comment Hugh Dickins
2003-08-05 16:09 ` [PATCH] revert to static = {0} Randy.Dunlap
2003-08-05 18:49   ` Hugh Dickins
2003-08-05 16:18 ` Lou Langholtz
2003-08-05 17:44 ` Jeff Garzik
2003-08-05 18:51   ` Hugh Dickins
2003-08-05 19:06     ` William Lee Irwin III [this message]
2003-08-05 21:13       ` Jeff Garzik

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