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Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 19:03:08 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: Daniel's weekly report #7


On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 09:50:16AM +0200, D?niel Bali wrote:
> On Jul 30, 2013 3:53 AM, "Solar Designer" <> wrote:
> > Here's the corresponding commit:
> >
> >
> > Do we really need this?  I think that for any serious use we'd be
> > passing our source code through cpp, which includes more complete macro
> > support.  I don't mind having this functionality in, though.
> By passing source code through cpp do you mean the GCN ISA source?


> So we would be doing some sort of static analysis and optimize that way?

No.  Please take a look at e.g. x86.S (note the uppercase "S", which
means that cpp is enabled) to see how we use cpp macros when programming
in assembly.  I think we'll approach GCN ISA asm in a similar fashion.

> This will only be useful when writing GCN ISA code by hand.

Isn't this exactly what we're going to be doing?


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