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bug #22256: booksize 1.0 page 281 Appendix E, operands of cmpl swapped

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Submitted:  Fri 08 Feb 2008 11:16:56 AM UTC
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Fri 08 Feb 2008 11:16:56 AM UTC, original submission:  

On page 281 in Appendix E there is the following assembly code:

  movl a, %eax
  movl b, %ebx
  cmpl %eax, %ebx
  jge loop_end

which should correspond to the C loop:
while (a < b)
  /* Do stuff here */

I think the operands in cmpl have to be swapped. It should be:
cmpl %ebx, %eax
jge loop_end



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