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Re: Global registers

On Thu, 19 Sep 2002, Ben Collins wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 19, 2002 at 11:25:30PM +0100, Will Newton wrote:
> >
> > I am the maintainer of clisp, a package that has had portability a problem on
> > sparc. I have found a solution to the problem, but it involves disabling the
> > allocation of various globals to registers. clisp uses the registers g4-g7 to
> > store such things as it's stack pointer. These registers are obviously being
> > clobbered somewhere. Are there any other registers available that could be
> > used? I suspect not... Or can anyone point me to documentation on when these
> > registers need to be saved?
> Looks to me like clisp has the ability to save these registers, you just
> need to enable the support.

Has anything come of this subject?  I've been trying for the last couple
days to get clisp on a sparcstation 5 here with testing with absolutely no
luck at all.  Any thoughts are appreaciated!


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