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Re: RFC: linkage patch to mips.c


Jason Merrill wrote:
> 
> In a patch of 2002-05-16, I added this check to work around a bug with RTTI
> info.  Nathan later fixed the bug properly, but I forgot to remove this
damn, I forgot to look for that too.

> hack.  I fear that removing it now would break ABI compatibility on MIPS
> targets; new code that expects small comdats to be in sdata would fail to
> link against old code that doesn't put them there.
This is compatibility with other ABI compliant compilers.

I think we should start a list of these ABI breaking patches, so we
can put it off until later, when we can see how big an issue it
might be,

nathan

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