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Re: RFC: linkage patch to mips.c


On Tue, Aug 20, 2002 at 03:27:02PM +0100, Nathan Sidwell wrote:
> 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,

The list should also include examples of affected code that can be used
in compatibility tests.

Janis


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