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Re: [PATCH 05/15] Add hle.h base header
From: Roland McGrath <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:39:24 -0800 (PST)
>> On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 01:27:08PM -0800, Roland McGrath wrote:
>> > > I prefer to not complete glibcize it. If people insist on it I'll
>> > > likely drop it and require new enough gcc / binutils instead.
>> > I think that's the right thing to do anyhow. That is, use empirical
>> > configure checks for the assembler/compiler features you use, and just
>> It works perfectly fine with older toolchains, just using this file.
> Nothing like that file is going to go in. Adapt.
I think this is an unreasonable hard-line position to take.
In several other projects right now I've used an opcode compatability
layer, just like Andi is, so that features can be compiled in that
binutils does not support yet.
And it is an entirely reasonable thing to do.