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Re: [TESTCASE] Minimized testcase for AltiVec segfault


> Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2002 13:28:15 +1100
> Cc: gcc@gcc.gnu.org
> From: Aldy Hernandez <aldyh@redhat.com>
> X-OriginalArrivalTime: 28 Feb 2002 02:27:40.0116 (UTC) FILETIME=[7E646940:01C1BFFF]
> 
> > All these indicate bugs that should be fixed.  I expect most of the
> > bugs are that TARGET_ALTIVEC_ABI was used when it should have been
> > either TARGET_ALTIVEC or nothing.
> 
> agreed, but...
> 
> >> perhaps this needs to be readressed and having -maltivec imply an
> >> abi change^Wenhancement.  i for one, wouldn't mind getting
> >> rid of -mabi=altivec, but i believe geoff wanted it that way.
> >
> > No, -maltivec should not change the ABI.  It should allow using
> > altivec as much as possible with the current ABI.
> 
> why would anyone want to use -maltivec without -mabi=altivec?
> i see no use for it, especially now that i'm planning on adding
> -mno-vrsave as kumar suggested.

Because they want to link to code that uses the old ABI?

-- 
- Geoffrey Keating <geoffk@geoffk.org> <geoffk@redhat.com>


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