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Re: Proposal for merging scalar-storage-order branch into mainline


On Thu, Jun 25, 2015 at 7:03 PM, Jeff Law <law@redhat.com> wrote:
> On 06/09/2015 10:20 AM, Eric Botcazou wrote:
>>>
>>> Because some folks don't want to audit their code to where to add
>>> byteswaps.
>>> I am serious people have legacy big-endian code they want to run little
>>> endian. There is a reason this is around in the first place. Developers
>>> are
>>> lazy.
>>
>>
>> That's a little rough, but essentially correct in our experience.
>
> Agreed on both points.  These legacy codebases can be large and full
> auditing may not really be that feasible.

Well - they need a full audit anyway to slap those endian attributes on the
appropriate structures.  We are not, after all, introducing a -fbig-endian
switch.

"Legacy code base" and "new compiler feature" don't mix in my mind.

Richard.

> jeff
>


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