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Re: [RFA] Support for alpha*-*-netbsd*
> On Fri, Jan 18, 2002 at 09:36:43AM -0500, Andrew Cagney wrote:
> > I'm really sorry (this is so cruel) we (I guess you and me) need to get
> > the Alpha at least partially multi-arched before I can accept this
> > target. Anyone got access to a working alpha port?
> Err... I thought it was clear from my reply to your announcement that
> Alpha would be obsoleted that I am planning on doing the work to multi-arch
> the Alpha target. But I obviously need a working base to start from.
> This patch provides me that working base.
(You need to imagine someone walking around the room in frustration
muttering things under their breath)
For you it is a catch 22. Hopefully though most of the changes not in
new files have been stripped out (the only one left is software
single-step and I'm still thinking about that). This hopefully makes it
possible for you to attack the alpha and get it to the same point as the
i386 (notice how it isn't fully converted).
For me, the problem is bigger. I'm trying to keep the decision to
accept a new [native] target both simple and transparent. Or to put it
another way, I do not want to put my self in a situtation where I'm open
to suggestions of bias - allowing one person or organization to
contribute a target non-multi-arch when, for a second, I refuse.