i have a senario where i want to treat all my numeric values as characters but still do all the arithmetic operations on that character data which basically comprises of numbers. i also do not want to use all the conversion fuctions available in c or c++ to convert into arithmetic value and do operations because it reduces performance of the application. so i am thinking of using assembly inline fuctions for the arithmetic operations alone. my environment of developement in VC++. can i use assembly inline fuctions?.