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Re: What to do with new-ra for GCC 4.0
- From: Paul Brook <paul at codesourcery dot com>
- To: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Cc: "Björn Haase" <Bjoern dot M dot Haase at web dot de>
- Date: Sun, 2 Jan 2005 16:28:00 +0000
- Subject: Re: What to do with new-ra for GCC 4.0
- Organization: CodeSourcery
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On Sunday 02 January 2005 13:57, Björn Haase wrote:
> concerning 'it's not like anyone will miss it' :
> For the avr target, new-ra used to be *extremely* useful. There have been
> discussions about the -fnew-ra issue. Unfortunately not on this list but on
> some of the specialized lists for the avr targets, iirc. Maybe we should
> cross post summaries of our discussions also at this list.?
I don't think anyone is disagreeing that gcc needs a new register allocator
The suggestion is that the "new-ra" on mainline is sufficiently broken that
it's better to rip it out and either start again or fix it on a branch than
leave it to bitrot and get in the way on mainline.