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Re: harvard architectures - the d10v
- To: Andrew Cagney <ac131313 at cygnus dot com>
- Subject: Re: harvard architectures - the d10v
- From: Doug Evans <dje at transmeta dot com>
- Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2001 23:59:22 -0800 (PST)
- Cc: David Taylor <taylor at cygnus dot com>, Kevin Buettner <kevinb at cygnus dot com>, Nick Duffek <nsd at cygnus dot com>, Michael Snyder <msnyder at cygnus dot com>, Jim Blandy <jimb at cygnus dot com>, GDB Discussion <gdb at sources dot redhat dot com>
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Andrew Cagney writes:
> Doug Evans wrote:
> > > ``But the d10v is a hack''? So? The point of the d10v, wasn't to
> > > provide a reference implementation (anything but!) but rather to provide
> > > a vehicle through which a reference implementation could be developed.
> > I don't know that the d10v was all the good a reference implementation
> > or that one is even needed for the task at hand.
> Notice that I carefully avoided calling the d10v a reference
> implementation. It isn't and I'm not claiming that it is. Rather it is
> a working example. The moment anyone refers to the D10V code they are
> probably missing the point :-)
I don't want to get into a debate over the pedantically correct
definition of a reference implementation. And since you're the
one who brought the d10v up, I wonder who's the one missing the point. :-)
> The thing to do with the d10v is look at how the user is able to
> interact with it. For instance, the user can cut addresses from one
> part of the screen and paste them directly into new commands. The user
> can use 0 and have it mean NULL. It is that sort of subtlety that the
> d10v managed to resolve.
There may yet be subtleties involved, but I wouldn't put those
in that category.
> The one thing people shouldn't be doing is designing some new set of
> implementations without looking at what has been before and seeing how
> real people felt things should work.
I'm with Per. There's some infrastructure that's a prerequisite.