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Re: [PATCH] MIPS32 DSP intrinsics


Mark Mitchell <mark@codesourcery.com> 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
understanding anyway.

Richard


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