Subject: Re: Reanimating port hp700
To: Matt Thomas <>
From: James Chacon <>
List: tech-toolchain
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.