[PATCH] Document non-8-bits-addressable support in NEWS

Eli Zaretskii eliz@gnu.org
Thu Aug 27 15:39:00 GMT 2015


> From: Simon Marchi <simon.marchi@ericsson.com>
> Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:04:50 -0400
> 
> On 15-08-27 10:26 AM, Simon Marchi wrote:
> > On 15-08-27 10:09 AM, Paul_Koning@Dell.com wrote:
> >> Would it make sense to say what it can handle?  Multiples of 8?  Powers of 2?  Any number?  
> >>
> >> "Any number" (like 27, or 60) is probably found only in historic machines, but I remember DSPs with 24 bit memory.
> >>
> >> 	paul
> > 
> > It's multiples of 8.  It would be good to add this precision I think.
> > 
> > What about adding: "Supported addressable sizes are multiples of 8 bytes." ?
> 
> Err, it should be "Supported addressable sizes are multiples of 8 bits.", not bytes.

I suggest to leave a single sentence reworded thusly:

  * Support for reading/writing memory and extracting values on architectures
    whose memory is addressable in units of any integral multiple of 8 bits.



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