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Re: armelfp: new architecture name for an armel variant

On Tuesday 06 July 2010 20:45:33 Paul Brook wrote:
> Debian is pure soft-float (i.e. -mfloat-abi=soft).

Right, all the more reason for a new flavour then :)

> -mfloat-abi=soft and -mfloat-abi=softfp are binary compatible (objects and
> libraries can be freely mixed). Obviously softfp code will will only work
>  on a CPU with an FPU, but that's not different to (say) armv5 v.s. armv6
>  or vfpv2 v.s. vfpv3.
> -mfloat-abi=hard is not compatible with either of the other -mfloat-abi
> options.

Hm, true, my mistake. Still, now with A8 and A9 cores, software is 
underoptimized even with softfp. Hence the request for a new flavour. :)



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