Subject: Stupid Question
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Henry B. Hotz <email@example.com>
Date: 11/10/1994 20:37:16
This question may have been answered on macbsd-development, but I'm not on
that list. I don't mean to criticise (since I love the work done so far),
but. . .
What is the big deal about support for fpu-less machines?
I'm sure that a complete trap-emulation package must be available from
Motorola, and probably other places as well. It might require translating
to a new assembler format or some such (is that the answer?) but all that
should be needed is to load the routines and put the right vectors in the
trap tables. I doubt the package is so big that you couldn't leave it
there all the time, and if you leave the trap vectors there all the time
that shouldn't be a big deal either since you can stick whatever vectors
you want into the entries that don't get used if an FPU really is there.
Henry B. Hotz firstname.lastname@example.org
The opinions expressed are my own,
not Loral's, and not Librascope's.