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Re: Using __builtin_expect (likely/unlikely macros)

From: Alex Gramiak
Subject: Re: Using __builtin_expect (likely/unlikely macros)
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2019 14:53:51 -0600
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Thanks for testing it out. I'll take your advice about measurements in
the future.

Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:

> Yes, I considered other names but they all had problems too, and AVOID
> worked the best for me of the names that I thought of. A mnemonic is
> that 'extern AVOID time_overflow (void);' means that execution typically
> avoids calling time_overflow. If someone can think of a better name that
> would be good. Or we can just get accustomed to AVOID; as you say, it's
> not that big a deal.

The only ones I can think of at the moment are RARE/RARELY, or a slight
change to AVOIDS.

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