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Frank Peters <frank.peters@...> skribis:
> A few days ago I posted about a possible problem with a floating
> point test called the UCBTEST. After examining the source code
> of this test, I see violations of aliasing rules throughout.
> It's hard to efficiently manipulate variables without them.
C is essentially a glorified assembly language for PDP-11, designed
for bit-twiddling, which the original K&R book encouraged, and which
this code is doing. So all is well, from my point of view. :) Fancy
optimizations are not to be trusted on assembly code; never be afraid
to turn them off. You probably don’t need them, anyway. :)