RFC: ARM GCC changes
ralf.corsepius at rtems.org
Tue Sep 25 11:47:16 UTC 2012
On 09/25/2012 12:36 PM, Chris Johns wrote:
> Sebastian Huber wrote:
>> On 09/25/2012 12:04 PM, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>>> On 09/25/2012 10:54 AM, Sebastian Huber wrote:
>>>> This is an updated patch for the GCC 4.8. It renames the target
>>>> "arm-rtemseabi" to "arm-rtems" to bring the ARM tool chain back to the
>>>> standard RTEMS target pattern "$ARCH-rtems".
>>> As I tried to tell you several times before, I consider this step
>>> a) to be silly, because it raises abiguities to the "arm-rtems*"
>>> target tuple
>>> and breaks the clear distingtion between "arm-rtems" and
>>> "arm-rtemseabi*" we
>>> currently have.
>> We have only one ARM tool chain configuration in the current RTEMS
>> development version and this is arm-rtemseabi. The ARM tool chain is the
>> only exception to the $ARCH-rtems pattern. This is confusing and leads
>> to special cases in general support scripts.
This doesn't mean much more but your scripts to be lacking generality.
>> There is absolutely no
>> reason to have two ARM tool chain configuration for new versions of
I vehemently disagree:
* arm-rtems4.11/gcc-4.8 would be eabi.
* arm-rtems/gcc-4.7 would fail to build
* arm-rtems4.11/gcc-4.7 would expect *-eabi
* arm-rtems4.11/gcc-4.6 would be abi.
* arm-rtems* would apply conventions arm*eabi users do not expect.
> Please make the change and remove the ARM ABI mess we have. Sebastian,
> thanks for the patch.
There is no mess, IMO, this all is bikesheding for no technical reasons
but for personal reasons.
All this patch would do is to replace a clear separation with a mess and
cause further mess. Of course you (Chris) will not experience much of
the mess Sebastian is causing, because you are not packing the toolchains.
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