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The following reply was made to PR kern/38956; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: christos%zoulas.com@localhost (Christos Zoulas)
To: Jason Thorpe <thorpej%shagadelic.org@localhost>
Cc: Izumi Tsutsui <tsutsui%ceres.dti.ne.jp@localhost>,
Subject: Re: kern/38956
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 13:48:20 -0400
On Jun 23, 10:44am, thorpej%shagadelic.org@localhost (Jason Thorpe) wrote:
-- Subject: Re: kern/38956
| That's no excuse to let the compiler be broken. People should be
| allowed to use bitfields in their code.
I agree. Portable bitfields though, not 'unsigned long int' ones.
Also if I have to use BIG and LITTLE endian ifdefs to deal with
the order that the bitfields are allocated, I'd rather use macros
and masks. The code is cleaner that way.
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