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Re: [PATCH 05/15] Add hle.h base header
On 01/10/2013 05:58 PM, Roland McGrath wrote:
>> 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.
> It is a reasonable thing to do when there is good reason to worry about
> people building with older tools and needing the new code. This is not
> such a case.
Are you assuming that downstream distributions would ensure that
gcc/binutils would have HLE support before building a glibc that
needs it rather than use a opcode compat layer like hle.h?
I would agree with that assumption.
The addition of hle.h seems more to allow developers to play with
HLE without needing to upgrade their tools; useful, but only for
the small subset that are doing that and not for the project as a