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Now that the concept of "conditionally-supported" is available (see N1564), perhaps asm should not be required of every implementation.
Rationale (October, 2004):
This is covered in paper N1627. We would like to keep asm as a keyword for all implementations, however, to enhance portability by preventing programmers from inadvertently using it as an identifier.