A Far Less Ambitous AltiVec patch

Mark Mitchell mark@codesourcery.com
Mon Feb 2 23:55:00 GMT 2004

>> But, I can't see why we can't just define a common mangling for 
>> "vector of N elements of type T".  That would be useful for other 
>> architectures as well.
> Perhaps I snould add a, say, '-maltivec-mangle' option, and then then 
> have -faltivec map to -maltivec + -maltivec-mangle ?  Then, '-maltivec' 
> users will still get the generic mangling.  What do you think?

I'd support a generic way of mangling the type "vector of N elements of 
type T".

If you want to do a specific, Altivec-only mangling that's primarily up 
to the RS6000 maintainers, I suppose.

Mark Mitchell
CodeSourcery, LLC

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