Re: GSoC-2011: Implement Missing Mesh Functions in Wine’s D3DX9

Michael Mc Donnell michael at
Wed Aug 3 04:04:50 CDT 2011

On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 10:56 AM, Michael Mc Donnell
<michael at> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 2:26 PM, Henri Verbeet <hverbeet at> wrote:
>> On 1 August 2011 14:08, Michael Mc Donnell <michael at> wrote:
>>>> With the bitfields I'm not sure about stuff like endianess. My gut feeling
>>>> would be to use bitmasks and shifts to separate a DWORD instead, but bitfields
>>>> certainly look nicer. Beyond that endianess is a somewhat academic
>>>> consideration with an API that's available on x86 only. So I'd say keep the
>>>> bitfields.
>>> Ok good. That'll keep me from the pain of doing bit twiddling on a
>>> little endian machine :-)
>> You can't do that, even on x86. Bitfield memory layout is undefined.
> It is *technically* undefined, but all the compilers I have tested it
> on do the same thing. The little test I've attached has been tested on
> Visual Studio x86, GCC x86 and x86-64, llvm/clang x86, and suncc on a
> SPARC-Enterprise-T5220, and they all behave the same way. The raw byte
> ordering on the SPARC is different because it's big endian, but the
> bit-fields still work the same way, in that it extracts the correct
> values. Do you know any common compiler and architecture combinations
> where it does not work?
> I've removed the support for DEC3N and UDEC3 so it doesn't block the patch.

Oops here is the patch where I have actually removed it :-)
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