GCC support for PowerPC VLE
Wed Aug 8 17:18:00 GMT 2012
On 08/08/12 17:08, William Swashbuckler wrote:
> I have recently read in several places that GCC now supports the
> PowerPC VLE instruction set architecture as a target. However, I have
> so far been unable to find any actual documentation on this? AFAICS
> the online doc doesn't show any new target options, see e.g.
> Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Where did you read about this? I talked to CodeSourcery (the main
PowerPC gcc maintainers) a while back, and they said they had no plans
to implement VLE - there simply wasn't enough market. That may have
changed, however - Freescale's PowerPC microcontrollers are getting more
popular outside their traditional market, and CodeSourcery's new parent
company Mentor might see a future in VLE support. And of course, there
may be some other company or contributor that has implemented VLE
support outside of the main tree.
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