Deprecating multilib selection options

Joseph S. Myers
Wed Mar 23 11:00:00 GMT 2011

Given the views expressed by target maintainers I've applied this patch to 
document the ARM and MIPS options as obsolete (with the 
expectation that they will be removed later in the 4.7 release cycle).  
I'd still encourage maintainers for the other targets with such options in to move the option implementations to config.gcc as a better 
place to implement such options, if they think the options are still 

Index: changes.html
RCS file: /cvs/gcc/wwwdocs/htdocs/gcc-4.6/changes.html,v
retrieving revision 1.123
diff -u -r1.123 changes.html
--- changes.html	20 Mar 2011 01:58:01 -0000	1.123
+++ changes.html	22 Mar 2011 20:10:37 -0000
@@ -109,6 +109,15 @@
     also been obsoleted; users should configure
     for <code>i[34567]86-*-cygwin*</code> instead.</p>
+    <p>Certain configure options to control the set of libraries built
+    with GCC on some targets have been obsoleted.  On ARM targets, the
+    options <code>--disable-fpu</code>, <code>--disable-26bit</code>,
+    <code>--disable-underscore</code>, <code>--disable-interwork</code>,
+    <code>--disable-biendian</code> and <code>--disable-nofmult</code>
+    have been obsoleted.  On MIPS targets, the options
+    <code>--disable-single-float</code>, <code>--disable-biendian</code>
+    and <code>--disable-softfloat</code> have been obsoleted.</p>
     <li>Support has been removed for all the 

Joseph S. Myers

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