[discuss] RFC: Support IEEE 754R draft in the x86-64 psABI

H. J. Lu hjl at lucon.org
Wed May 10 17:53:21 CEST 2006


On Wed, May 10, 2006 at 01:30:41PM +0200, Andreas Jaeger wrote:
> "H. J. Lu" <hjl at lucon.org> writes:
> 
> > On Mon, May 08, 2006 at 01:55:15PM +0200, Andreas Jaeger wrote:
> >> 
> >> Revision 0.98 of the ABI has already the following:
> >> 
> >> 2006-01-17  Andreas Jaeger  <aj at suse.de>
> >> 
> >>         * low-level-sys-info.tex (paragraph{Definitions}): Add note about
> >>         decimal data types.
> >> 
> >> 
> >> This was discussed in January.  What are you proposing now?
> >> 
> >
> > We like to see IEEE 754R draft be supported in the psABI, not just
> > a footnote.
> 
> Since it's still a draft - does it really make sense to add it now or
> shouldn't we wait?  Do you suggest to make changes compared to the
> footnote?
> 

Compilers are implementing IEEE 754R draft. We need something in the
x86-64 psABI so that 2 implementations can be compatible.


H.J.



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