Subject: Re: Little .vs. Big endian on ARM
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Matt Thomas <>
List: port-arm
Date: 07/19/2001 07:42:37
At 10:29 AM 7/19/2001 -0400, Todd Vierling wrote:
>On Thu, 19 Jul 2001, Matt Thomas wrote:
>: When we collpase the arm26/arm32 ports into a single port,
>If this is done, will all binaries be APCS26 by default (restricted to a
>26-bit address space)?  If so, will binaries specifically compiled for
>APCS32 require their own set of shlibs?

No.  No.

>If the answer to both is "yes", it should retain the "arm26" designation,
>or at worst, go to "armv2" to use the same name as the GNU toolchain.
>Just calling it "arm", if the binaries are APCS26-only (not APCS32), is
>going to confuse a whole lot of people.

The library will run on both arm26/arm32 and will not be restricted to
a 26 bit address space.  If you noticed, the ELF shared lib snapshot I
supplied work on both Strongarm and arm26 (as confirmed by Ben).
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