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Re: Changing GAS for ARM to accept semicolon as a comment character?
- From: Hans-Peter Nilsson <hp at bitrange dot com>
- To: Russell King - ARM Linux <linux at arm dot linux dot org dot uk>
- Cc: Nick Clifton <nickc at cambridge dot redhat dot com>, <binutils at sources dot redhat dot com>
- Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 17:55:50 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: Changing GAS for ARM to accept semicolon as a comment character?
On Fri, 12 Apr 2002, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 12, 2002 at 11:53:56AM +0100, Nick Clifton wrote:
> > GAS for the ARM currently supports ';' as a line separator character
> > and '@' as a line comment character. Would anyone object to my
> > changing this so that ';' was also a line comment character and
> > dropping the support for multiple instructions on a single line ?
> > (Or else choosing a different character for a line separator).
> That would break the ability to do stuff like:
> #define BLAH(x,y) mov r0, x; mov t1, y; bl foo
> which is used widely within kernel and (iirc) glibc sources.
... using a target-dependent line-separator sequence. It's not
";" for CRIS (it's "@" there) and IIRC hppa.
(Right, we're talking about ARM asm here, but it's easily
misinterpreted as a generalization.)