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# `__ssub8` intrinsic

This intrinsic inserts an `SSUB8` instruction into the instruction stream generated by the compiler. It enables you to perform four 8-bit signed integer subtractions.

The GE bits in the APSR are set according to the results.

```unsigned int __ssub8(unsigned int `val1`, unsigned int `val2`)
```

Where:

`val1`

holds the first four 8-bit operands of each subtraction

`val2`

holds the second four 8-bit operands of each subtraction.

The `__ssub8` intrinsic returns:

• the subtraction of the first byte in the second operand from the first byte in the first operand, in the first bytes of the return value

• the subtraction of the second byte in the second operand from the second byte in the first operand, in the second byte of the return value

• the subtraction of the third byte in the second operand from the third byte in the first operand, in the third byte of the return value

• the subtraction of the fourth byte in the second operand from the fourth byte in the first operand, in the fourth byte of the return value.

Each bit in APSR.GE is set or cleared for each byte in the return value, depending on the results of the operation. If `res` is the return value, then:

• if `res`[8:0] ≥ 0 then APSR.GE = 1 else 0

• if `res`[15:8] ≥ 0 then APSR.GE = 1 else 0

• if `res`[23:16] ≥ 0 then APSR.GE = 1 else 0

• if `res`[31:24] ≥ 0 then APSR.GE = 1 else 0.

Example:

```unsigned int subtract bytes(unsigned int val1, unsigned int val2)
{
unsigned int res;

res = __ssub8(val1,val2); /* res[7:0] = val1[7:0] - val2[7:0]
res[15:8] = val1[15:8] - val2[15:8]
res[23:16] = val1[23:16] - val2[23:16]
res[31:24] = val1[31:24] - val2[31:24]
*/
return res;
}
```