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VIA x86 processor support in GCC
- To: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org, cj at centtech dot com
- Subject: VIA x86 processor support in GCC
- From: Tom Crispin <crispin at centtech dot com>
- Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2001 14:22:58 -0500
My name is Tom Crispin; I'm employed by Centaur Technology - we design
the VIA x86 processors. We want to contribute code to GCC to allow the
compiler to (optionally) optimize for our processor rather than Intel's
or AMD's when producing x86 binaries.
I understand the copyright issues and do not forsee any problems with
releasing our code under the GPL and assigning copyright to the FSF; I
will download the necessary forms and obtain the requisite signatures
I am in the process of familiarizing myself with the innards of GCC and
with the coding standards; I hope to be ready with some initial patches
[ probably in i386.c, i386.h, i386.md ] within a week or so. I haven't
been able to determine who are the primary maintainers? I realize that
I won't be getting write access to the CVS tree anytime soon and I want
to coordinate my work as closely as possible with the GCC team.