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Re: must use gcc builtin?

On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 12:09:25AM -0500, James K. Lowden wrote:
 > > > I can't #undef __GNUC__.  Do we really want to require the use of
 > > > builtins?  I'd like a knob to compile idiomatic C, especially
 > > > *good* idiomatic C.   
 > > 
 > > Yes, we really want to require the builtins for stdarg.h. Depending on
 > > the architecture, it is not even possible to write pure C code to do
 > > stdarg.h handling.
 > But for most architectures it *is* possible, and to *require* builtins
 > is to prevent reasonable code from compiling.  

You mean "some" architectures. Exceptions include minor platforms like

 > I would be interested to know more about such an architecture, though.
 > It's hard for me to see what stdarg does that printf doesn't.  

Argument passing in registers.

David A. Holland

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