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Date: Sun, 19 Apr 2015 18:01:17 +0100
From: Justin Cormack <>
Subject: Re: ppc64 ABI

On 19 April 2015 at 16:12, Rich Felker <> wrote:
>> v2, usually known as powerpc64le, helpfully. It is not little endian
>> exclusively, but there are no existing distros that are big endian.
>> Aim was to make it much closer to a standard ABI, so function pointers
>> are gone.
> Do you mean function descriptors?


> Unless there's a strong reason (like compatibility with existing code,
> which won't be much of an issue here) I prefer not to introduce two
> different ABIs for the same target. If v2 is really that much better I
> would like to just go with it from the beginning. Having v2 for BE
> could also be an interesting "first" musl could claim.

Yes that seems sane.


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