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Re: [PATCH] MIPS32 DSP intrinsics
Mark Mitchell <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I don't think it's reasonable to require people to contribute simulator
> patches in order to check in architecture support. There are lots of
> GCC ports without (free) simulators.
Sure. To be clear: I just want a situation in which people outside MIPS
can reasonably use or work on the code. I don't care whether that's by
means of simulator support, some form of ISA documentation, or use of
actual hardware. But...
> In either case, it's great to encourage these things, but we know that
> users will want the compiler support, even if these things aren't
> necessarily available.
...my whole point is that, at the moment, most users _can't_ reasonably
use this stuff. There's nothing to tell them what the instructions do,
and no publicly-available hardware for them to try it on. That's my