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Re: [Tinycc-devel] inline assembly and optimization passes

From: Vittorio Giovara
Subject: Re: [Tinycc-devel] inline assembly and optimization passes
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2013 17:05:35 +0200

On Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 3:45 PM, Thomas Preud'homme <address@hidden> wrote:
> Le lundi 23 septembre 2013 14:31:04 Vittorio Giovara a écrit :
>> In my opinion, tinycc can remain without optimizations because it is
>> not one of the compiler design goals.
>> However there is one optimization that's more like a feature these
>> days: dead code elimination.
>> There are quite a few programs that completely rely on that and when
>> compiled with tcc plainly fail with a 'undefined symbol' error for
>> functions that are actually unused.
>> It would be really nice to have some compiler switch (if not
>> integrated) that enable this functionality.
> Patches are welcome :)

Umh, why not, can you give me a few pointers?
Never touched compiler code so in depth, I'll need some hand-holding ;)


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