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hf/sf [Was Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/misc/raspberrypi-userland]

On Sun, Nov 10, 2013 at 04:56:04AM +0000, Jun Ebihara wrote:
> Module Name:  pkgsrc
> Committed By: jun
> Date:         Sun Nov 10 04:56:04 UTC 2013
> Modified Files:
>       pkgsrc/misc/raspberrypi-userland: Makefile
> Log Message:
> support earmhf.
> ONLY_FOR_PLATFORM=      NetBSD-*-*arm*
> oked by jmcneill.

Thanks for doing this, Jun-san.

But in the big picture, having hf and sf versions of a platform's
userland, in the year 2013, is, well, sub-optimal.  I don't think the
ramifications of the change were considered in enough detail, and we
need to discuss it, before we have to start growing new architectures
in pkgsrc for this and that.

Can't we lean on what was done for i386/i387 twenty years ago, and
use a userland library to decide whether to use softfloat in the
absence of hardware?

So let's discuss...


PS.  I'm going to take a lack of response to this mail (by Nov 18th)
to indicate that the hf/sf stuff should be backed out.  All interested
parties please respond.  Thanks!

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