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Re: cortex / arm-hardfloat-linux-gnueabi (was Re: armelfp: new architecture name for an armel variant)

On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 03:47:33PM +0100, Paul Brook wrote:
> Yes, however fixing this this does not require a new port. It only requires 
> providing alternative packages builds within the same port. The important 
> point being that (assuming capable hardware) you can freely mix the two.

It sounded so far like you can't.  If a library expects softfloat then
you can't call it from a hardfloat binary since the calling convension
is different.  They are about as compatible as i386 and amd64 in that
case.  Sure both can run on an amd64 kernel and cpu, both can be on one
system, but they really aren't mixed together.

> Until someone makes to the effort to define proper EABI supplements for that 
> coprocessor, I think it's reasonable to call this "not EABI".

Len Sorensen

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