To: Mike Long <email@example.com>
From: Jonathan Stone <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/31/1995 15:45:04
>The following files are 0-length on *both* repositories:
>Does NetBSD/pmax not use the version of gas that's in the tree?
No, it doesn't. I don't expect the ancient versions of gas (and ld,
and gdb) in the NetBSD tree ever *will* support mips prorcessors,
A.out does not and (AFAIK) never has properly supported GP-relative
addressing. I don't know of any mips compiler that can function
without gp-relative addressing. (I once hacked up a version of gcc
2.6.3 that came close, but it never compiled all the floating-point
library code correctly.)
The intersection of *all* the platforms on which NetBSD runs, and the
unique versions of the GNU-derived toolchain that support *all* those
platforms with sufficiently few bugs, may in fact be the empty set.