Subject: Re: bus.h style question
To: Wolfgang Solfrank <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
Date: 08/20/1997 10:36:38
> > a) On machines, which _can_ have alien-endianness busses (more corretly:
> > busses handled by bus_space_xxx of different endiannesses), the only
> > functions which _can_ be implemented as efficient inline macros are
> > bus_space_xxx_1().
> Well, this depends on the implementation, as there are cpus that can access
> memory (or io for that matter) with special instructions that do the byte
> swapping on the fly.
True, but how, w/o using assembler code, can we get the compiler to use
them? It'd be neat to add little_e and big_e tags to variables, and
let the compiler deal with the correct access. :-)