-msoft-float

Nick Burrett nick at dsvr.net
Tue Jun 5 01:38:07 PDT 2001


David Boddie <davidb at mcs.st-and.ac.uk> writes:

> I am interested in using the -msoft-float switch with gcc, but the
> "gccuser" document indicates that this requires a suitable library to be 
> present, and that the libgcc library needs to be recompiled using this
> option.
> 
> Does anyone know if it is possible to create RISC OS binaries with this
> option? Is there a pre-existing set of libraries which are suitable for
> this task?

It is possible to do this, but it has never been fully tested.  However,
I don't see the advantage of doing this, since code size will be bigger
and the software floating point libraries are much slower than the FPE.

Nick.




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