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Re: [PATCH] MIPS32 DSP intrinsics
- From: Eric Christopher <echristo at redhat dot com>
- To: Mike Stump <mrs at apple dot com>
- Cc: Nigel Stephens <nigel at mips dot com>, Chao-ying Fu <fu at mips dot com>, Richard Sandiford <rsandifo at redhat dot com>, "Thekkath, Radhika" <radhika at mips dot com>, gcc-patches at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2005 10:18:03 -0700
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] MIPS32 DSP intrinsics
- References: <D3DDE6AB-D2BD-11D9-BE69-003065BDF310@apple.com>
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