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Re: RFC & patch: Rework MIPS command-line handling
- From: cgd at broadcom dot com
- To: echristo at redhat dot com
- Cc: "Richard Sandiford" <rsandifo at redhat dot com>,gcc-patches at gcc dot gnu dot org,binutils at sources dot redhat dot com,macro at ds2 dot pg dot gda dot pl
- Date: 13 Jul 2002 00:39:01 -0700
- Subject: Re: RFC & patch: Rework MIPS command-line handling
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At Fri, 12 Jul 2002 18:39:41 +0000 (UTC), "Eric Christopher" wrote:
> Macej said the following:
> >I'd prefer to select the default ABI at the configure time, from the
> >target triplet ideally. E.g. I use a local patch that select the 64
> >ABI as the default for binutils if configuring for mips64*-*-linux*.
> >The same is set in the specs file for gcc for this target.
> This is only particularly convenient for the hosted toolchains, and I
> don't think I want to get into the habit of splitting things between
> OSes and embedded toolchains.
it may only be particularly convenient for them but:
a) it really is quite lame to have to name a specific ABI on the
command line when that's the default used for the platform.
b) i believe that is a fair fraction of the users...
Personally, I think the target triple should be able to select "the
rest" of the ABI, just as it currently selects part of the default ABI