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A consequence of branch offset encoding that Ivan did not point out is that a branch to the entry of the current EBB always has an offset of zero, and therefore requires zero extra offset bits in the encoding. This compact encoding size is independent of the size of the EBB, and makes the encoding of the branch at the bottom of the loop very small for single EBB loops.