On Sun, May 28, 2006 at 04:02:54PM +0200, Lutz Euler wrote:
> the assembler for x86(-64) nearly always tries to emit the shortest
> possible encoding for displacements. One missed opportunity for this
> is in EMIT-EA, when assembling the stack reference [RBP-128], where
> the four-byte form is used instead of the one-byte one. For example:
> Attached is a patch that changes that. This reduces the core size on
> x86-64 by 12 KB. IMO, not too bad for a one byte source code change ;-)
Thanks, merged in 0.9.13.11. If only all our patches had such a great
(/ change-in-core-size size-of-patch) ratio!
Nathan | From Man's effeminate slackness it begins. --Paradise Lost
The last good thing written in C was Franz Schubert's Symphony Number 9.