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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.


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