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Re: FYI: release of snow toolchain builder 1.4

To: Jay Carlson <nop@nop.com>
Subject: Re: FYI: release of snow toolchain builder 1.4
From: Johannes Stezenbach <js@convergence.de>
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 17:07:16 +0200
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
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On Thu, Apr 18, 2002 at 09:05:39AM -0400, Jay Carlson wrote:
> Snow could be the basis for MIPS16 work, since -fpic MIPS16 looks 
> difficult.  However, the compiler I currently use, Debian gcc 2.95.4, is 
> completely broken for -mips16.  (I'd say "can't compile dhrystone" is a 
> good metric.  :-)  If anybody sends me a known-good MIPS16 platform, I'd 
> be delighted to make snow work on it.  (At this point, getting MIPS16 
> working under Linux is a matter of personal honor to me.)

I've just asked on the gcc mailing list, and someone at
Redhat is currently working on mips16 support on the
CVS trunk, i.e. it won't be in gcc-3.1. If it receives
sufficient testing, gcc-3.2 might work for mips16 stuff.
GNU-Pro from Redhat and the Algorithmics toolchain should
work, too.


Regards,
Johannes


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