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Re: [PATCH] win64 support for libffi (2/2)

Timothy Wall wrote:

> On May 17, 2009, at 7:36 PM, Dave Korn wrote:
>> NightStrike wrote:
>>> On Sun, May 17, 2009 at 5:53 PM, Timothy Wall
>>> <> wrote:
>>>> This patch adds support for win64 builds under mingw64 for libffi. 
>>>> Diffs
>>>> are against current libffi CVS (5/12/2009).
>>> Thank you for this!!!
>>  Bad news guys, there's a problem: GCC's in-tree libffi is way behind
>> sourceware CVS HEAD, like at least an entire ABI version IIUC.

The libffi ABI has changed?  Are you sure?

>> The patch doesn't come even close to applying cleanly to GCC, I'm afraid.
>>  It either needs backporting, or a whole new version of libffi needs
>> importing and a whole lot of targets tested.  You'd probably better
>> discuss
>> this with the java list, I think they're the owners of libffi in GCC.

> Nominally, the libffi list gets the patches (I've cc'd there) and
> Anthony Green promises to migrate stuff back and forth between
> sourceware and gcc, but I've not heard a peep from Mr. Green.
> I will remove gcc-patches from future To: lists, and send to
> java-patches instead.

I've been trying to make sure gcc's libffi has stayed in step with
upstream, so there should be no problem with an import.


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