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Re: CVS Update@linux-mips.org: linux

To: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@linux-mips.org>
Subject: Re: CVS Update@linux-mips.org: linux
From: Ralf Baechle DL5RB <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2005 17:29:59 +0100
Cc: Thiemo Seufer <ths@networkno.de>, linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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On Thu, Jul 07, 2005 at 02:01:11PM +0100, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:
> Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2005 14:01:11 +0100 (BST)
> From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@linux-mips.org>
> To:   Thiemo Seufer <ths@networkno.de>
> Cc:   linux-mips@linux-mips.org
> Subject: Re: CVS Update@linux-mips.org: linux
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> On Thu, 7 Jul 2005, Thiemo Seufer wrote:
> 
> > > They are not in the info pages, but that should probably be considered an 
> > > accidental omission.  Is using something that's documented but doesn't 
> > > work, to the contrary, any better?
> > 
> > Probably not. It's just that I've never seen actual use of -mel/-meb yet.
> 
>  Good -- it means you haven't been watching over my shoulder. ;-)  I've 
> used them several times for big-endian builds with my toolchain, which, as 
> you may be aware, has been exclusively little-endian so far.
> 
>  And they are actually used to implement these "-EL" and "-EB" options.  
> Frankly I find "-mel" and "-meb" more consistent with the others as "-m*" 
> generally imply target-specific options.

-EB / -EL are traditionally the options that all MIPS compilers including
non-gcc compilers, seem to support.

  Ralf

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