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Re: -mcpu vs. binutils

To: Guido Guenther <>
Subject: Re: -mcpu vs. binutils
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 12:53:32 +0200 (MET DST)
In-reply-to: <20030513222215.GA440@bogon.ms20.nix>
Organization: Technical University of Gdansk
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On Wed, 14 May 2003, Guido Guenther wrote:

> Looking at gcc-3.3:
> #define ABI_32  0
> #define ABI_N32 1
> #define ABI_64  2
> #define ABI_EABI 3
> #define ABI_O64  4
> The naming is very "unfortunate", though. We have (n32,64) and (32,o64).
> Wouldn't it help to at least allow for n64 and o32 commandline options?
> -mabi=32 and -mabi=64 will have to be kept for Irix compatibility
> though, I think.

 Why unfortunate?  You use "32" and "64" for normal stuff, and the rest
for special cases ("n32" isn't really 32-bit and "o64" isn't really 64-bit
-- both lie in the middle).  Additional aliases of the "n64" and "o32"
form would make more confusion, IMHO. 

+  Maciej W. Rozycki, Technical University of Gdansk, Poland   +
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