------- Comment #18 from uweigand at gcc dot gnu dot org  2010-09-07 19:18 
(In reply to comment #17)
> I am thinking in the same direction.  merge_assign_reloads is dated by 1993. 
> Since then it was not practically changed.  I guess postreload can remove
> unecessary loads if it is generated without merge_assigned_reload.
> I've tried to compile SPEC2000 by gcc-4.4 with and without
> merge_assigned_reloads.  I did not find any code difference.  I've tried a lot
> of other programs with the same result.  The single difference in code I found
> exists on this test case.

Thanks, that's certainly good to know!

> So I'd remove merge_assigned_reloads at all as it became obsolete long ago.

I agree, this seems the best way forward.



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