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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 4/6] compiler-gcc.h: add asm_inline definition
On Thu, Sep 05, 2019 at 05:52:44PM +0200, Miguel Ojeda wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 5, 2019 at 3:45 PM Segher Boessenkool
> <segher@kernel.crashing.org> wrote:
> >
> > [ That's not what a feature test macro is; a feature test macro allows the
> > user to select some optional behaviour. Things like _GNU_SOURCE. ]
>
> Yes and no. GNU libc defines feature test macros like you say, but
> C++'s feature macros are like Rasmus/Nick are saying. I think libc's

I can't find anything with "feature" and "macros" in the C++ standard,
it's "predefined macros" there I guess? In C, it is also "predefined
macros" in general, and there is "conditional feature macros".

> definition is weird, I would call those "feature selection macros"
> instead, because the user is selecting between some features (whether
> to enable or not, for instance), rather than testing for the features.

Sure. But the name is traditional, many decades old, it predates glibc.
Using an established name to mean pretty much the opposite of what it
normally does is a bit confusing, never mind if that usage makes much
sense ;-)


Segher

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