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

On Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 12:27 PM, Carlos O'Donell <> wrote:
> 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.

Since this vector library targets GCC, there are
pros to put it in GCC.


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