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Re: [Revised patch] Rework MIPS command-line handling
> > Well, gas doesn't recognise meabi. I haven't added it as part of this
> > patch because there isn't anything we can do with it yet.
> > BTW, GCC just doesn't pass an ABI flag in this case. I guess
> > changes.html should read: "ELF configurations will always pass an ABI
> > flag to the assembler, except when the MIPS EABI is selected.".
> Hmm. So, does gas then produce correct meabi binaries 'naturally' in
> this case?
Sort of. The only checks of the ABI in gas are for:
- setting the ELF ABI flags (MEABI doesn't have one according to
version 1.0B of the spec)
- setting the ELF "32-bit" flag (I think MEABI should if using a
64-bit arch, since we have no other way of telling between
32- and 64-bit mode)
- checking for a NewABI (MEABI isn't)
- determining register size (MEABI accepts either size)
All the MEABI comments apply to NO_ABI too, so they are
handled in the same way at the moment.
> "The n64 ABI" (but even then, not being a texinfo master, i suspect
> that 'n64' should be formatted specially 8-)...
Well, I'll no texinfo master either. Next version will use
"The n64 ABI" (as-is) if no-one objects...