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Re: PATCH: x86/x86-64: Support Intel SSSE3/MNI intrinsics
- From: Jan Hubicka <hubicka at ucw dot cz>
- To: Mike Stump <mrs at apple dot com>
- Cc: Mark Mitchell <mark at codesourcery dot com>, "H. J. Lu" <hjl at lucon dot org>, Andrew Pinski <pinskia at physics dot uc dot edu>, Ian Lance Taylor <iant at google dot com>, gcc-patches at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2006 00:22:18 +0200
- Subject: Re: PATCH: x86/x86-64: Support Intel SSSE3/MNI intrinsics
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> On Sep 28, 2006, at 1:25 PM, Mark Mitchell wrote:
> >I have no comments on the substance of the patch itself. If the
> >IA32 maintainers want to put this in for GCC 4.2, that's OK with me;
> >if they want to hold off until 4.3, that's fine too.
> I'd like it for 4.2, I already have it in my 4.0.
I am not x86 maintainer but as x86-64 maintainer I would vote for
including it ;) The patch is almost obviously harmless for non SSSE
users and users tends to be locked to one GCC version for a while.
However it would be nice to have some testsuite for the intrincisc. In
the past there was many bugs in the original SSE/SSE(2) implementation
and we never gained any sensible public testsuite, sadly. We however
should not keep this habit and I would say we sould adopt the need to
have at least basic testcases for every added target builtin.