RFA fix conversion of little-byte big-word floats to doublest

Daniel Jacobowitz drow@false.org
Sat Dec 4 15:47:00 GMT 2004


On Sat, Dec 04, 2004 at 02:38:00PM +0000, Richard Earnshaw wrote:
> 
> This patch fixes a bug in get_field which meant that we incorrectly 
> converted mixed-endian floats (ARM FPA style) into the internal doublest 
> format.  This short change fixes over 300 testsuite failures in a combined 
> arm/thumb testsuite run on arm-elf.
> 
> 	* doublest.c (get_field): Correctly extract floatformat_littebyte_bigword
> 	fields.
> 
> OK?

Could you summarize for me how this is supposed to work?  This means
that get_field treats littlebyte_bigword exactly the same as little.
There's another copy of get_field in libiberty (I don't know why there
are two) which treats it exactly the same as big, instead.  I don't
know how that works either, but it seems the two ought to agree.

-- 
Daniel Jacobowitz



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