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Re: [patch] MIPS/gcc: Revert removal of DImode shifts for 32-bit targets

To: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@linux-mips.org>
Subject: Re: [patch] MIPS/gcc: Revert removal of DImode shifts for 32-bit targets
From: Richard Sandiford <rsandifo@redhat.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2004 18:37:08 +0100
Cc: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>, gcc-patches@gcc.gnu.org, linux-mips@linux-mips.org
In-reply-to: <Pine.LNX.4.55.0407191907300.3667@jurand.ds.pg.gda.pl> (Maciej W. Rozycki's message of "Mon, 19 Jul 2004 19:33:14 +0200 (CEST)")
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"Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@linux-mips.org> writes:
>  Well, other targets, like the i386 (which didn't even have a 64-bit
> variation till recently), do not force Linux to go through such
> contortions.

But arm targets (for instance) don't provide inline 64-bit shifts,
do they?  I don't think there's anything special in the MIPS ISA
that makes them easier for MIPS than they are for ARM.

Richard

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