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Re: [PATCH] MIPS32 DSP intrinsics


On Wed, 2005-06-01 at 09:54 -0700, Mike Stump wrote:
> > Eric Christopher wrote:
> >> I don't want to add the instructions to gcc until the architecture
> >> documents are publicly available.
> 
> I don't think I agree with the above.  gcc has never insisted on third 
> party documentation of anything before and I don't see the value in 
> starting now.  Also, bear in mind, we are talking about patch for mips, 
> from mips.com, not some random neophyte that doesn't have a clue.
> 

True, however I don't want to put information that isn't available (and
likely still under NDA) into the public sources.

> Further, I don't think we should require binutils sim support either, 
> that has never been a general requirement in the past, and should not 
> be now.

If we're generating the instructions I want some way to be able to test
them. In the past we've had hardware or simulator. Since there's no
hardware, nor a spec from which to simulate, I don't want to put them in
until one of those conditions is met. The simulator is obviously the
easiest.

-eric


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