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RE: soft-fp functions support without using libgcc


> On Fri, May 16, 2014 at 6:34 AM, Sheheryar Zahoor Qazi
> <sheheryar.zahoor.qazi@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > I am trying to provide soft-fp support to a an 18-bit soft-core
> > processor architecture at my university. But the problem is that
> > libgcc has not been cross-compiled for my target architecture and
> some
> > functions are missing so i cannot build libgcc.I believe soft-fp is
> > compiled in libgcc so i am usable to invoke soft-fp functions from
> > libgcc.
> > It is possible for me to provide soft-fp support without using
> libgcc.
> > How should i proceed in defining the functions? Any idea? And does
> any
> > archoitecture provide floating point support withoput using libgcc?
> 
> I'm sorry, I don't understand the premise of your question.  It is not
> necessary to build libgcc before building libgcc.  That would not make
> sense.  If you have a working compiler that is missing some functions
> provided by libgcc, that should be sufficient to build libgcc.

If you replace "cross-compiled" with "ported", I think it makes senses.
Can one provide soft-fp support without porting libgcc for their
architecture?

Cheers,
Ian




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