[coreboot] [RFC] Proposal for policy for changing the development guidelines

ron minnich rminnich at gmail.com
Sat Jan 30 20:30:58 CET 2016

The requirement for ATT syntax was set informally in 2001, when I had some
partners from U. Md. who were advocating for Intel syntax. We discovered
that having two syntaxes is unworkable.

>From that time we assumed that everyone would use a common syntax. It
certainly never occurred to us that we had to say it explicitly, since it
seems obvious that uniform assembly syntax is a good idea, and that the
syntax we currently use, and that our tools use, should determine the
assembly syntax for new code.

The change to the guidelines is hence a codification of a practice that
goes back to the project's beginnings.


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