> On Fri, Oct 27, 2000 at 07:34:06AM -0700, Mike Smith wrote:
> > > On Fri, Oct 27, 2000 at 09:49:57PM +1100, Bruce Evans wrote:
> > > [...]
> > > >
> > > > NetBSD supports the ntohl family on constants, but only on some arches
> > > > (at least in last year's version). It takes fancier macros to support
> > > > constants. This gives an excuse to change the inline functions back to
> > > > macros :-).
> > > >
> > > Cool! My upcoming byte-swapping changes to IPv4 code would benefit from
> > > having these macros. Could you please review the attached patch (it was
> > > obtained from NetBSD)?
> > ...
> > > +#ifdef __OPTIMIZE__
> > Using macros does not "optimise" anything, and this is a very poor choice
> > of defines. __MACRO_ENDIAN_CONVERSIONS might be better.
> Huh, you would not call this optimization?!
No, since it is incapable of dealing with a non-constant argument.
> #include <sys/types.h>
> #include <stdio.h>
> printf("%hx\n", htons(0x80));
> --- a.s.without Fri Oct 27 18:11:26 2000
> +++ a.s.with Fri Oct 27 18:11:59 2000
> @@ -13,12 +13,7 @@
> movl %esp,%ebp
> subl $8,%esp
> addl $-8,%esp
> - movl $128,%eax
> - xchgb %ah, %al
> - andl $65535,%eax
> - pushl %eax
> + pushl $32768
> pushl $.LC0
> call printf
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