[FFmpeg-devel] Inline ASM vs. Intrinsics

Luca Barbato lu_zero
Fri May 11 07:23:52 CEST 2007

Rich Felker wrote:

> Extending the C language with machine-specific intrinsics is a
> disgusting and misguided practice in principle as well. C is for
> writing the code that's portable between machines, ASM is for writing
> machine-specific optimizations. There's no excuse for polluting C with
> machine-specific stuff.

Luckily I and the other ppc developers used the altivec intrinsics and
now we can quickly convert our vector code to SPU without rewriting
everything from scratch...

lu - there aren't just shortcomings


Luca Barbato

Gentoo/linux Gentoo/PPC

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