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Re: mips5kc - cpu registers

To: Amit.Lubovsky@infineon.com
Subject: Re: mips5kc - cpu registers
From: Juan Quintela <quintela@mandrakesoft.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 18:05:07 +0200
Cc: linux-mips@linux-mips.org
In-reply-to: <04C8EDC5AE3FD611ABE40002B39CF69B07F37F@ntah901e.savan.com> (Amit.Lubovsky@infineon.com's message of "Mon, 31 Mar 2003 18:45:43 +0200")
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>>>>> "amit" == Amit Lubovsky <Amit.Lubovsky@infineon.com> writes:

amit> Hi,
amit> is there a possibility to use cpu registers in the code (temporarily)
amit> instead of allocating 
amit> automatic variables something like:
amit> func a()
amit> {
amit> FAST int, i, tmp;
amit> tmp = ...
amit> ...
amit> }

theorically, 
             register int i, tmp;

should de that, but I think that no modern compiler will honour the
register keyword.  Anyways, you should be doing something really
strange for the  compiler not to choose a register for a local
variable when it should automagically.

Later, Juan.


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