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Re: [WWWDocs] Deprecate support for non-thumb ARM devices
- From: Gerald Pfeifer <gerald at pfeifer dot com>
- To: Richard Earnshaw <Richard dot Earnshaw at arm dot com>
- Cc: 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>, Nick Clifton <nickc at redhat dot com>
- Date: Sun, 28 Feb 2016 22:20:24 +0100 (CET)
- Subject: Re: [WWWDocs] Deprecate support for non-thumb ARM devices
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- References: <56CDB728 dot 1050300 at arm dot com>
On Wed, 24 Feb 2016, Richard Earnshaw (lists) wrote:
> I propose to commit this patch later this week.
+ Support for revisions of the ARM architecture prior to ARMv4t has
+ been deprecated and will be removed in a future GCC release.
+ This affects ARM6, ARM7 (but not ARM7TDMI), ARM8, StrongARM, and
+ Faraday fa526 and fa626 devices, which do not have support for
+ the Thumb execution state.
I am wondering whether this may be confusing for those not
intricately familiar with the older history of ARM platforms.
ARMv8 is pretty new, googling for it has
as first hit, for example, and the only difference versus ARM8
is that little lower-case "v".