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Re: AArch64 planning BoF at DebConf

On Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 07:47:01AM +0100, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
>On Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 02:12:41AM +0100, Wookey wrote:
>> tools POV). The one _good_ reason for using the aarch64 name is avoiding
>> accidental matches with arm* in various bits of configery so leaving
>> that alone probably makes sense despite the silly name. 
>How much of the arm* silliness is there actually? There's already quite
>significant changes between various arm sub-architectures, so matching
>on arm* can already be considered a bad idea.

It's not clear how much out there *is* actually broken like this, to
be honest. But it was one of the concerns raised about the new triplet
for armhf, and for a totally new architecture people are/were very
worried about the possibility of breakage. There is already historical
precedent for breakage in triplet naming...

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
  Getting a SCSI chain working is perfectly simple if you remember that there
  must be exactly three terminations: one on one end of the cable, one on the
  far end, and the goat, terminated over the SCSI chain with a silver-handled
  knife whilst burning *black* candles. --- Anthony DeBoer

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