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Re: [RFC] How to add vector math functions to Glibc

On 09/25/2014 11:40 AM, H.J. Lu wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 8:17 AM, Andrew Senkevich
> <> wrote:
>>> If consensus ends up being to have such a library (libmvec or libmvect?),
>>> then the installation rules for as a linker script should go in
>>> math/Makefile, not the toplevel Makerules.  (I don't know what if any
>>> changes might be needed to allow subdirectories to provide libraries as
>>> linker scripts.)
>> There were three options about the place where to add vectorized math functions:
>> 1. GLIBC (libm)
>> 2. GLIBC (additional library)
>> 3. GCC
>> In GLIBC cases build of vectorized functions can be conditional, no
>> additional -lmvec required because of installed as linked
>> script in case of vectorized functions available, so it seems not very
>> important whether functions located in additional library or in libm.
> I don't think they should be in libm since most of applications
> won't use those vector functions, which increase libm size
> unnecessarily. A separate library is better.

I agree. A distinct is best.

I see the consensus that #2 is the way forward.


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