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Re: New port contribution - picoChip


Steven Bosscher <stevenb@suse.de> wrote:

>>> The linker and assembler used by the port are proprietary, and can't
>>> be made publicly available at this point. The port will have to be
>>> assembler output only.
>>
>> I suppose this means that nobody but you will ever be able to run/test
your
>> backend. If you are fine with this, I don't think anybody will object.
>
> I think people should object.  What is the point in having a free
> software compiler if e.g. users can't use a complete free toolchain;
> or gcc developers not being able to test changes when some patch
> needs changes in every port.


You can still test compilation, at least. I think it makes sense as an
intermediate step, assuming the port of binutils is in the works. Usually
first binutils is contributed, but hey.
-- 
Giovanni Bajo


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