[git commit master 1/1] English fixes to docs/smallint.txt

Denys Vlasenko vda.linux at googlemail.com
Sun Oct 24 01:23:59 UTC 2010

commit: http://git.busybox.net/busybox/commit/?id=738e4de01332a10edd30149aa998f8ed403c12ed
branch: http://git.busybox.net/busybox/commit/?id=refs/heads/master

Signed-off-by: Denys Vlasenko <vda.linux at googlemail.com>
 docs/smallint.txt |    8 +++++---
 1 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/docs/smallint.txt b/docs/smallint.txt
index df67964..b57dfd7 100644
--- a/docs/smallint.txt
+++ b/docs/smallint.txt
@@ -8,14 +8,15 @@
 I think that this optimization is wrong.
 index_in_str_array returns int. At best, compiler will use it as-is.
-At worst, compiler will try to make sure that it is properly casted
+At worst, compiler will try to make sure that it is properly cast
 into a byte, which probably results in "n = n & 0xff" on many architectures.
 You save nothing on space here because i is not stored on-stack,
-gcc will keep it in register. And even it is *is* stored,
+gcc will keep it in register. And even if it *is* stored,
 it is *stack* storage, which is cheap (unlike data/bss).
 small[u]ints are useful _mostly_ for:
 (a) flag variables
     (a1) global flag variables - make data/bss smaller
     (a2) local flag variables - "a = 5", "a |= 0x40" are smaller
@@ -26,10 +27,11 @@ small[u]ints are useful _mostly_ for:
             movl $0x0,(%eax) is "c7 00 00 00 00 00"
             movb $0x0,(%eax) is "c6 00 00"
 (b) small integer structure members, when you have many such
-structures allocated,
+    structures allocated,
     or when these are global objects of this structure type
 small[u]ints are *NOT* useful for:
 (a) function parameters and return values -
     they are pushed on-stack or stored in registers, bytes here are *harder*
     to deal with than ints

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