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Re: [wwwdocs] Mention treatment of MIPS DSP Control Register


Catherine Moore <clm@codesourcery.com> writes:
> This mentions the new treatment of the MIPS DSP Control Register by the compiler.
> The corresponding patch was posted here:
> http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc-patches/2008-10/msg01306.html
> Does this look okay to install?  Thanks,
> Catherine
>
>
> cvs diff: Diffing .
> Index: changes.html
> ===================================================================
> RCS file: /cvs/gcc/wwwdocs/htdocs/gcc-4.4/changes.html,v
> retrieving revision 1.38
> diff -r1.38 changes.html
> 363a364,365
>  >     <li>The SCOUNT and POS bits of the DSP control register are now
>  >         treated as global.</li>

The text looks good, but I think it would be clearer if we compare
this to previous releases.  How about adding something like:

   Previous versions of GCC treated these fields as call-clobbered
   instead.

?

I gather from the line numbers that it's part of the MIPS section.
I think it should go in "Caveats" instead, in which case we should
say "MIPS DSP control register".

Richard


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