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Re: Recent removal of a.out and COFF support for sparc

From: Paul Koning
Subject: Re: Recent removal of a.out and COFF support for sparc
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2018 20:03:45 -0400

> On Aug 8, 2018, at 5:35 PM, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 08/08/2018 11:27 PM, Paul Koning wrote:
> ...
>> Nor are there plans to trim the target set of gcc down to "current 
>> mainstream targets", whatever that might mean.
> Well, yes, I just linked one of those gcc targets - the e500 target - earlier
> today. The m68k target in gcc is also constantly under threat because of the
> planned cc0 removal. Both the e500 and the m68k targets in gcc are actively
> used. The m68k target is still very popular despite its age.

As others have said, you need a maintainer for a target.  I don't know what the 
story is for the two platforms you mentioned.  Maintaining an older not so 
technically demanding platform is not all that hard.  I took on the pdp11 
target some years ago because I wanted to make sure it stayed alive, and it 
still is.  For that matter, I recently did the CC0 conversion for it.  It's not 
that big a job, and probably easier for the m68k.


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