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Re: GCC floating point usage


On Wed, Oct 16, 2002 at 03:27:24PM -0700, Richard Henderson wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 16, 2002 at 01:33:36PM -0700, Mark Mitchell wrote:
> > >Anything less is asking for trouble.
> > 
> > Yes, programmers have to be very careful not to accidentally let FP
> > slip into no-FP tasks.
> 
> No, what I mean is that I'm with Geoff: you won't be able to
> guarantee that the compiler does the right thing without a
> completely different approach.
> 
> You're going to need the front/middle-end to indicate whether
> "floating point has been used", and if not, hide *all* existance
> of the fp registers from the register allocators.  Nothing less
> gives you assurance they won't be used.

Okay.  Care to suggest how this should be accomplished?

zw


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