current state of gcc-ia16?

Jeff Law law@redhat.com
Mon Jun 11 19:19:00 GMT 2018


On 06/08/2018 06:05 AM, Andrew Jenner wrote:
> On 08/06/2018 12:43, Dennis Luehring wrote:
>>>> is the patch already integrated into mainline?
>>> No, it's not.
>>
>> will that ever happen?
> 
> Hard to say. There's no reason in principle why it couldn't happen, but
> there's not a big demand for it, so it would require someone taking the
> time and trouble to do it. It's not trivial, though - the current
> implementation has some middle-end changes which would need thinking
> through and doing properly to avoid polluting that code with ia16-isms.
> 
> I might update it and have another try at upstreaming it at some point
> if nobody else does it first, but I have too much else going on at the
> moment so it would likely be a year or two (maybe more) before I get to it.
Time is by far the biggest concern for the ia16 backend.  THere's just a
mountain of higher priority stuff right now.  It doesn't help that I
keep getting dragged into other stuff :(

jeff



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