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Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2016 00:02:11 -0400
From: Michael McConville <>
Subject: Re: Add support for amd64 target

Rich Felker wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 10:33:41PM -0400, Michael McConville wrote:
> > For what it's worth, the build then survives until linking. I
> > haven't had a chance to diagnose that problem yet.
> What are the linker errors you hit? It's not surprising that compiling
> would work since no files external to the musl source tree are
> accessed during compiling, but linking could bring in lots of issues,
> and runtime even more.

To clarify: I thought the platform-specific bits would cause more
problems at runtime than at compile-time, but the more I think about
that the less it makes sense. You're definitely right - getting a
reliably working port will take a good deal of work (hence it being
offered as a three-month project). It's just nice to know that the
actual C code is reasonably portable.

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