Subject: Re: ARM ELF TODO list
To: Ben Harris <>
From: Nick Hudson <>
List: port-arm
Date: 01/29/2002 08:02:02
On Monday 28 January 2002 12:38 pm, Ben Harris wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Jan 2002, Nick Hudson wrote:
> > On Tuesday 01 January 2002 1:42 pm, Ben Harris wrote:
> > > Needed before any port changes to ELF:
> > > * make system build with -fshort-enums. [bjh21]
> > > * (gcc) check precise enum ABI, and implement it. [rearnsha]
> >
> > Any progress on this issue?
> Basically, I've got a set of patches that make the system build, and
> Richard has found out the current draft ABI.  The only question is whether
> we implement it or not (see the recent "enums on ARM" thread), and there
> are arguments both ways there.  rearnsha thinks we should follow ARM, tv
> and I think we should follow other NetBSD ports and everyone else was more
> interested in discussing the existence or otherwise of ILP64 Alphas.

I saw the thread and I would agree that NOT implementing the ABI and 
-fshort-enums would make more sense. As for ILP64 Alphas: who cares? :)
> Given the current impasse, I think we need someone in authority to make a
> decision one way or the other.  Isn't this what <> are for?

Well, lets try them. I've copied them on this mail.