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From: Hartmut Kaiser (hartmut.kaiser_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-08 09:23:03

> > _ReadWriteBarrier stops the compiler from reordering. Going to a
> > non-intrinsic InterlockedCompareExchange will also have
> this effect,
> > but it might be possible to achieve it in another (cheaper)
> > compiler-specific way; __asm__ ( :::"memory" ) is the GCC
> equivalent.
> > Borland may already not reorder across a volatile read;
> this needs to be tested.
> Totally agreed. The easiest change to make mingw and Borland
> non-broken was to use ICE, but it is definitely overkill if
> there's a cheaper way.
> All that's need here is a compiler barrier; I couldn't find
> an equivalent in the Borland docs this morning, but that
> doesn't mean there isn't one. Does __asm__ ( :::"memory" )
> work on mingw? If so, I'll use that rather than ICE for mingw.

FWIW, Intel V10 on Windows seems not to implement _ReadWriteBarrier neither
(at least we get linker errors there as well).

Regards Hartmut

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