The word-at-a-time interface
Posted Jun 15, 2012 1:54 UTC (Fri) by jzbiciak
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Indeed, I had visually glossed over this bit:
As will be described in more detail below, this structure contains some useful constant values. The structure is small and the contents are architecture-dependent, so it was evidently deemed unnecessary to create a single, globally-accessible copy.
Right there in black and white. Ah well, mea culpa.
Still, not every call site will have these constants, but rather the enclosing function or compilation unit. If the same functions get called multiple times from one outer function or compilation unit, then you have an opportunity for reuse across all those instances.
As I said upthread, though, it does feel a bit like tilting at windmills.
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