[Libre-soc-bugs] [Bug 579] c/c++ macros for inline assembly supporting svp64

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Tue Jan 26 01:27:34 GMT 2021


--- Comment #8 from Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at lkcl.net> ---
i appreciate that the first step is to fo some of the macros by hand, in order
to begin to recognise the patterns.

once the process of laboriously hand-crafting the macros has begun it will
quickly become apparent that continuing to hand-craft them is monotonous and
likely to be error-prone.

and, also, laborious and a significant burden when extending them.

however at the early phase it is often *not possible* in advance to know what
the patterns are.

so please, yes go ahead with hand-crafting but the moment the thought occurs to
you that you are repeating things cut/paste laboriously *please stop* and
transfer over to an autogenerated approach.

this is crucial because we may need to make adjustments and if that involves
making 150 to 300 adjustments to *hand-crafted* code we have just painted
ourselves into a corner and wasted an awful lot of time

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