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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: Unsigned not bitfields...
Date Wed, 22 Mar 2000 15:48:02 GMT
Dean Gaudet wrote:
> i think all i'm saying is that your reason is not obviously correct on a
> modern processor :)  on a theoretical processor or anything before the 90s
> you're spot on.  it certainly makes micro-optimising code way more
> interesting than it used to be.

Yep - my favourite example being the extra redundant instruction in one
of OpenSSL's symmetric ciphers that makes it go twice as fast...




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