http://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=7181



--- Comment #2 from Don <clugd...@yahoo.com.au> 2011-12-29 09:29:47 PST ---
(In reply to comment #1)
> (In reply to comment #0)
> > In the same way that abs, rol and ror are recognized, bswap(int x)
> > could be identified from:
> > 
> > ( x << 24 ) | ( x << 8 ) & 0xff0000 | ( x >> 8 ) & 0xff00 | ( x >> 24 );
> > 
> > and this would be completely portable.
> 
> Even if this pattern gets recognized and optimized, I suggest to keep a bswap
> function in Phobos, to avoid writing all that bug-prone stuff (I'd like a
> rol/ror function pair too in Phobos).

Definitely. It would just change from:

int bswap(int); /* intrinsic */

into

int bswap(int x)
{
    return ( x << 24 ) | ( x << 8 ) & 0xff0000 | ( x >> 8 ) & 0xff00 | ( x >>
24 );
}

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