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Re: GCC support for PowerPC VLE


On Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 1:17 PM, David Brown <david.brown@hesbynett.no> wrote:

> Where did you read about this?  I talked to CodeSourcery (the main PowerPC
> gcc maintainers) a while back, and they said they had no plans to implement
> VLE - there simply wasn't enough market.  That may have changed, however -
> Freescale's PowerPC microcontrollers are getting more popular outside their
> traditional market, and CodeSourcery's new parent company Mentor might see a
> future in VLE support.  And of course, there may be some other company or
> contributor that has implemented VLE support outside of the main tree.

CodeSourcery does a lot of work on GCC, but they are not the main
PowerPC GCC maintainers.

CodeSourcery recently has been committing PowerPC VLE patches to Binutils.

- David


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