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>> The real problem is how to make sure that it doesn't rot...
> How much could it possibly rot?

The major way I would foresee its rotting would be via -msoft-float.
If my understanding that this would be the only way we'd run on FPUless
x86, then this would be the only user of i386 -msoft-float....

> I mean, how much could such compile options get incompatibile with
> possible source changes -

asm()s using FPU instructions, is the first way that comes to mind.

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