Subject: Re: Libraries in standalone programs (pmax/ELF specific?)
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/31/1999 08:10:56
On Wed, 31 Mar 1999, Simon Burge wrote:

> On the pmax, this generates slightly smaller code.
> ...
> 	-	while (n-- > 0)
> 	+	while (n--)

Well, I suppose that doesn't actually change what the test does,
since n is unsigned (at least I believe size_t is unsigned on all
machines), but it does change the op (from > to !=), which may
actually go and change the number of instructions on other platforms
as well, potentially the other way....

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