On Fri, Sep 05, 2003 at 07:34:39PM +1000, Bruce Evans wrote: > On Fri, 5 Sep 2003, I wrote: > > > ... > > If some values are unrepresentable then they need to be represtended > > using other values. E.g., add 1 to avoid 0, or multiply by the alignment > > size if some element of the tool chanin instsists on rounding up things > chain insists > > for alignment like a broken aout version used to do. 16-bit values > > would need 17 bits to represent after adding 1. > > Better, add 0x10000 to avoid 0. awk has no support for parsing hex numbers > so subtracting the bias of 1 would take a lot more code, but ignoring > leading hexdigits requires no changes in genassym.sh -- it already ignores > everything except the last 4 hexdigits. >
This works, too. Thanks for the detailed explanation Bruce! _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"