[Mono-devel-list] [PATCH] Use smallest encoding for <alu> eax, imm

Ben Maurer bmaurer at users.sourceforge.net
Mon May 24 07:22:03 EDT 2004

On Mon, 2004-05-24 at 06:15, Paolo Molaro wrote:
> Dude, this is a 0.35 % size decrease, which is almost always good, but
> not worthy of the rethoric. Since the code comes from the Intel people who
> wrote ORP, I'd like to see some hard numbers on speed or pointers to reports
> before making this change, given that the size reduction is so small
> anyway.

When I first did the change, I checked that GCC emitted the code that I
was making it emit -- it does. I also checked MS C++ and MS.NET 1.1,
both emit the shorter form. I will try to find some additional
supporting information as well...

-- Ben

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