On Nov 29, 2005, at 2:10 PM, Chris Espinosa wrote:
The 'pascal' keyword actually became a no-op in the transition to
PowerPC more than ten years ago. It specified whether arguments
should be pushed on the calling stack in left-to-right or right-to-
left order. Because PowerPC passes function arguments in
registers, 'pascal' is meaningless in the PowerPC ABI.
With enough function arguments — or the right combination of types of
function arguments, if I remember correctly — PowerPC still requires
arguments to be pushed onto the stack. However, the PowerPC ABI
declared that all arguments must be pushed in left-to-right order for
interop purposes, keeping the "pascal" keyword meaningless.
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