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Re: [avr-gcc-list] Code Optimisation question re: volatile

From: E. Weddington
Subject: Re: [avr-gcc-list] Code Optimisation question re: volatile
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2004 10:08:49 -0600

On 23 Jul 2004 at 17:46, Svein E. Seldal wrote:

> Joerg Wunsch wrote:
> > I've got a patch that implementes 0b binary numbers for GCC (including
> > documentation update, finally :), do you think the GCC folks could be
> > braught to accept such a patch?  Many other compiler vendors allow for
> > this extension already, and my reading of the standard didn't show me
> > anything that would make it illegal to provide such an extension.
> Yes I believe they would. You (or I :) ) could always try. Usually the 
> gcc team is very easy to convince while others you have to really fight. 
> If the patch is simple and clean, I guess that this wont be a problem at 
> all. This is only about extending gcc's feature and the likeliness to 
> introduce regressions/bugs are low.
> ( I just remembered that the author of this patch needs an copyright 
> assignment with FSF to enable checkin into gcc, regardless of who 
> proposes the patch to GCC. Who's the author? )

Joerg himself. :-) IIRC, he told me that he's got FSF paperwork in for binutils 
and I think for GCC too. But he can tell you that. :-)

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