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Re: Let's remove mips, mipsel, s390, ... (Was: [Fwd: Re: GTK+2.0 2.6.2-3 and buildds running out of space])

[Steve Langasek]
> The four most common porting problems for software are endianness
> (differs between i386/amd64 and powerpc), word size (differs between
> i386/powerpc and amd64), char signedness (differs between i386/amd64
> and powerpc), and use of non-PIC code in shared libs (which is a
> problem on *all* non-i386 platforms).

I'd add unaligned data access (broken or at least problematic on most
non-i386).  Again, though, it's not something s390 or mipsel have
special problems with.


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