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Re: [WWWDocs] Deprecate support for non-thumb ARM devices
- From: Stefan Ring <stefanrin at gmail dot com>
- To: "Richard Earnshaw (lists)" <Richard dot Earnshaw at arm dot com>
- Cc: Joseph Myers <joseph at codesourcery dot com>, gcc-patches <gcc-patches at gcc dot gnu dot org>, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org, Ramana Radhakrishnan <Ramana dot Radhakrishnan at arm dot com>, Kyrylo Tkachov <Kyrylo dot Tkachov at arm dot com>, "nickc at redhat dot com" <nickc at redhat dot com>
- Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2016 14:32:19 +0100
- Subject: Re: [WWWDocs] Deprecate support for non-thumb ARM devices
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On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 10:20 AM, Richard Earnshaw (lists)
> The point is to permit the compiler to use interworking compatible
> sequences of code when generating ARM code, not to force users to use
> Thumb code. The necessary instruction (BX) is available in armv5 and
> armv5e, even though Thumb is not supported in those architecture variants.
> It might be worth deprecating v5 and v5e at some point in the future: to
> the best of my knowledge no v5 class device without Thumb has ever
> existed - but it's not a decision that needs to be related to this proposal.
Slightly off topic, but related: What does the "e" stand for? Also,
what does "l" stand for in armv5tel, which is what I usually get --
I have no idea if there is an authoritative source for these host
specifications and cannot find any. config.guess seems to just rely on