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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-06-06 11:48:39


I'm putting you in touch with Ralf Grosse-Kunstleve, because he's currently
messing around with this toolset as well but seems a little timid about
posting here (Ha, Ralf, I've outed you!)

I hope you guys can work out something that makes sense.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan Gohman" <gohmandj_at_[hidden]>
To: <jamboost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2002 3:04 PM
Subject: [jamboost] updated mipspro-tools.jam, etc.

> I'd like to submit an updated mipspro-tools.jam, including support
> for selecting between 32-bit and 64-bit compilation, however I have
> some questions.
> MIPSpro has lots of options that control platform-specific as well as
> processor-specific optimizations. The `architecture' feature seems
> like it would be useful for that purpose. The choice of which ABI
> to use (32-bit or 64-bit in this case) and which instruction set to
> use (support for r4k in this case) don't fit into that category. Right
> now I'm still using separate features, `sgi-abi' and `sgi-isa', to
> specify those. Is this ok, or is it too much polution of the feature
> namespace?
> Secondly, with the addition of logic to decide which system library
> paths to use based on the ABI and ISA, its not convenient to support
> the MIPSPRO_STDLIB_DIRECTORY variable as it is currently documented.
> As far as I can tell, people needing this functionality can set
> MIPSPRO_ROOT_DIRECTORY and override the bin and include directories
> with the other variables if necessary. Is it ok if I drop support for
> Dan
> --
> Dan Gohman
> gohmandj_at_[hidden]
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