[ARM] Deprecate -mwords-little-endian

Richard Earnshaw rearnsha@arm.com
Thu Jul 7 15:44:00 GMT 2011


On 07/07/11 16:18, Richard Sandiford wrote:
> Richard Earnshaw <rearnsha@arm.com> writes:
>> On 29/06/11 12:28, Richard Sandiford wrote:
>>> ARM has an option called -mwords-little-endian that provides big-endian
>>> compatibility with pre-2.8 compilers.  When I asked Richard about it,
>>> he seemed to think it had outlived its usefulness, so this patch
>>> deprecates it.  We can then remove it once 4.7 is out.
>>>
>>> Tested on arm-linux-gnueabi.  OK to install?  If so, I'll do a patch
>>> for the web page as well.
>>>
>>
>> Please also update the in-line help text in arm.opt.  OK with that change.
> 
> Thanks.  I've attached the patch I applied below.
> 
> How's this for the docs change?
> 
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Index: htdocs/gcc-4.7/changes.html
> ===================================================================
> RCS file: /cvs/gcc/wwwdocs/htdocs/gcc-4.7/changes.html,v
> retrieving revision 1.20
> diff -u -r1.20 changes.html
> --- htdocs/gcc-4.7/changes.html	6 Jul 2011 23:37:11 -0000	1.20
> +++ htdocs/gcc-4.7/changes.html	7 Jul 2011 15:17:03 -0000
> @@ -43,6 +43,9 @@
>      only intended as a migration aid from SunOS 4 to SunOS 5.  The
>      <code>-compat-bsd</code> compiler option is not recognized any
>      longer.</li>
> +
> +    <li>The ARM port's <code>-mwords-little-endian</code> option has
> +    been deprecated.  It will be removed in a future release.</li>
>    </ul>
>  

Looks fine to me, but please allow 24 hours for the web maintainers to
comment if they wish.

R.



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