Subject: Re: Reanimating port hp700
To: Matt Thomas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: James Chacon <email@example.com>
Date: 09/18/2003 14:37:06
>The choice we need to make is to pick the correct ABI from this
>point on. We could stick with the BSD ABI but it's really not
>well supported. For best support, we should either choose the
>Linux ABI or the HPUX ABI. I'd suggest adapting the Linux support
>since it's likely to best maintained.
Last time I looked the linux ABI implemented the ELF extensions for HPPA
as published by HP (and implemented in HPUX11).
The problem with pre gcc3 and hppa was dealing with bintuils/tools that wanted
to also support the older HPUX ABI's/syntax.