Subject: Re: *horrible* performance?
To: Andrei A. Dergatchev <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 06/27/2000 11:23:28
"Andrei A. Dergatchev" wrote:

> > If someone wants to write an assembly version of libm for the Alpha, be
> > my guest.
> Isn't it possible in some cases to use the libffm of Joachim Wesner and
> Kazushige Goto, which to my knowledge is exactly "an assembly version
> of libm for the Alpha" ? The problem is that it is GPLd. With recent
> introduction of the Compaq CPML library which is considered to be
> faster for most things, the need to have the libffm is over. Maybe it's
> a good situation to talk with these guys and ask to relax their licence
> (I hope).

At first glance, the licence on
looks ok, and it looks like it'd be a good thing for NetBSD to have if
all the blurbs are true (which I have no reason not to believe).  Has
anyone approached Compaq about getting source for use in NetBSD?