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Re: [RP] cleaning event handler

From: Ryan Yeske
Subject: Re: [RP] cleaning event handler
Date: 20 Apr 2001 11:23:59 -0700
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Jonathan Walther <address@hidden> writes:

> I could be wrong on this, but I was always tought in school that using
> "register" keyword made a variable off-limits for optimizations.  Plus
> it doesn't even gaurantee that the variable will be stuffed in a register
> in the first place; its just a hint.  Have you benchmarked the two
> different ways and found a difference?  Less code, more code?  Faster,
> slower?

that peice of code comes from the glibc manual directly, i dont know
the reasoning behind the register keyword in this case.

> Jonathan
> On Thu, 19 Apr 2001, shawn wrote:
> > >- -  register void *value = malloc (size);
> > >+  void *value = malloc (size);
> > 
> > What is the reasoning for this section of the patch?
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