[parisc-linux] Joke of the day for PA userspace hackers...

John David Anglin dave@hiauly1.hia.nrc.ca
Thu, 26 Dec 2002 22:01:37 -0500 (EST)

> parisc,
> Two programmers are seated at a bar hacking on PARISC,
> when Joe turns to Jill and says:
> Joe:  "I tried calling the function by it's address"
> Jill: "Just lop off the first 2 bits."
> Joe:  "Hey! It worked?! What did that do?"
> Jill: "I don't know, but it's a clever fix, without a changelog,
>        that I keep seeing in debian binutils and gdb code"
> *ba dump ching*
> Function descriptors :)

Won't work on hppa64 :))  Our ctor/dtor pointers are not function pointers.

J. David Anglin                                  dave.anglin@nrc.ca
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