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Re: Linux-abi group


On Mon, 8 Feb 2016, H.J. Lu wrote:

> >> I was referring to program properties:
> >>
> >> https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/generic-abi/fyIXttIsYc8
> >
> > This looks more like an ELF topic to me, not really ABI.
> >
> > Please discuss this on a GNU project list because it affects the
> > entire GNU project.
> >
> 
> gABI is ELF and affects all users, including GNU project, of gABI.
> Linux-abi discusses Linux-specific extensions to gABI. It is for tools
> like compilers, assembler, linker and run-time.  It isn't appropriate
> for any GNU project list.

I find it extremely unlikely that many well-thought-out extensions would 
be appropriate for GNU systems using the Linux kernel but not for GNU 
systems using Hurd or other kernels - the only such cases would be for 
things very closely related to kernel functionality.  There is a strong 
presumption that toolchain configuration should apply to all GNU systems 
rather than being specific to GNU/Linux without good reason.

-- 
Joseph S. Myers
joseph@codesourcery.com


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