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Footnotes

(1)

The sign bit is propagated for signed types.

(2)

The sign bit is propagated for signed types.

(3)

"Return a value" means that GNU lightning macros that compile these instructions return a value when expanded.

(4)

These mnemonics mean, respectively, branch if mask set and branch if mask cleared.

(5)

That's because, as is easily seen, the sequence represents the number of activations of the nfibs procedure that are needed to compute its value through recursion.

(6)

Only when --enable-assertions is used.

(7)

For speed and ease of implementation, GNU lightning does not currently support passing some of the parameters on the stack and some in registers.

(8)

The x86's absolute jumps, for example, are actually slow indirect jumps, and need a register.



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