CC: Alright, then! Good job on that last function. Especially that loop unrolling, AS.
AS: Just doing my job.
CC: Let's move on to the next translation unit. CPP, did you have any problems preparing it?
CPP: #define NOPE NADA.
CC: Outstanding! Parser?
CC: What's our first declaration?
PARSER: Appears to be a function, sir - "log_message". Ooh, how descriptive. Would it hurt him to spice things up a bit?
CC: Not our concern, P. What's the signature?
PARSER: Bog simple. One pointer to a character for an argument, and no return value.
CC: Excellent. AS, please set up the normal scaffolding - function entry, frame pointer, and so on.
AS: Aye aye!
CC: Parser, make sure you coordinate with Lexer. He'll need to know what's coming up.
PARSER: Already on it.
LEXER: Hmm, first token is an unsigned 64 bit value. Let's see where it's initialized and... oh, no.
PARSER: What? Oh... crap.
LEXER: Crap is right.
CC: Language, language, people. What's so... oh, crap.
PRINTF: Oh, hey! Hewwo evewy one!
PARSER: Uh. Hello, Printf.
LEXER: *mutters under his breath*
CC: Well, now, isn't this a surprise. Always... always good to see you, Printf.
PRINTF: What game are we going to pway today? Is it piwates?
CC: No, it's not piwa... pirates. It's the same game as always, Printf.
PRINTF: *jumps up and down excitedly* Oh, oh, oh! I know this game! Is it pwinting?
CC: Uh. Yes. Can you take this format string string and these arguments, and make us some nice, pretty output? Hmm?
PRINTF: Oh, I would wove to! Onwy...
PARSER: Only what?
PRINTF: Onwy, it's won't work. The awgument is all wong.
LEXER: Look here, you moronic half-wit, if you're telling me I got the data wrong...
AS: *soothingly* Looks just fine to me, Lex. Stellar job.
CC: *ignoring them* What do you mean, "all wrong", Printf?
PRINTF: Well, the format stwing says to pwint an integer. But the awgument is an unsigned wong integer.
CC: ... and?
PRINTF: And? AND?!? They're compwetewy diffewent types!
PARSER: They're both integers!
LEXER: Even AS and I treat them the same! Right, AS?
AS: Well, yeah. Pretty much.
LEXER: So, just... you know. Format is as an unsigned long, and be done with it. Problem solved.
CC: Can you do that?
PRINTF: Absolutewy not! It's.. it's not wight! The format stwing says...
CC: Yes, yes, I know...
PRINTF: ... I said, the format stwing says to pwint an integer!
CC: Well, and unsigned long int is still an integer, right?
PRINTF: *stares at CC in shock* I can't bewieve you just said that to my face.