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Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2013 14:53:01 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: Current status: important changes since 0.9.11

On Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 08:39:23PM +0200, Harald Becker wrote:
> Hi Rich !
> > Oh, and the new crt1.c idea could probably go in too, even
> > though it won't be used much yet except possibly adding PIE
> > support on mips, powerpc, and microblaze.
> I looked at your new crt1.c and I like it. Why not using it for
> main stream purpose if it works for all purposes? Are there any

My feeling was just that:

1. We already have "optimized asm" for a few archs, and I didn't see a
   strong argument for removing it.

2. There's a chance to mess up odd arch-specific requirements,
   alignment, etc. in the new asm fragment unless it undergoes some
   careful review.

However I do also agree with you, and think simplicity/consistency
possibly override reason #1 above, and #2 could easily be handled if
some time is put into review and testing of the new code.

Anyone else have opinions on the matter?


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