alpha IEEE floating-point patch

Richard Henderson rth@cygnus.com
Tue Aug 31 22:41:00 GMT 1999


On Wed, Aug 25, 1999 at 10:54:51AM -0500, Brad Lucier wrote:
> Here are two suggested patches for gcc against 2.95.1.

This patch will not be applied to the 2.95 branch, as it
is not a critical bug fix.

> The first eliminates the generation of trapb instructions if the processor
> is ev6.

This is already done on mainline.

> The second adds an option -mieee-exceptions to the alpha port.

I will entertain a general switch for this, but I will not add such a
thing to the Alpha back end.  I also think -mieee-exceptions is a bad
name, being completely undescriptive.

Something like -fno-math-errno would be acceptible.


r~



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