[gccsdk] GCCSDK GCC 4 status update

John Tytgat John.Tytgat at aaug.net
Sat Jun 2 03:01:04 PDT 2007


In message <4eec452589leenoar at sky.com>
          Lee Noar <leenoar at sky.com> wrote:

> In article <95bdcbeb4e.Jo at hobbes.bass-software.com>,
>    John Tytgat <John.Tytgat at aaug.net> wrote:
> > - Shared library: that's nicely coming along.  I'm sure Lee
> >   can give more details but I understand the shared library
> >   built with GCC 4.1 are working now under RISC OS using the C
> >   based DSO module loader. :-)
> 
> Yes, shared libraries are working with the new C version of the
> module and I've integrated the static loader into it as well.
> I've yet to alter the build system to take these changes into
> account, but it's on my TODO list.
> 
> I've now working on a new, more efficient PIC/PLT scheme that
> will remove the need for SOM_Prologue and SOM_Resolver (which
> will be removed from the module in the near future). Also the
> call to __rt_load_pic in the function prologue will be replaced
> by a short sequence of instructions. The libpic library will
> become obsolete and I'll be removing that from the system too.

Excellent news.

> So as you can see, although the system works it's a bit of a
> moving target and still evolving.

We better give us all the necessary time to get this designed well from
the first time.

Thanks for the update.

John.
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John Tytgat, in his comfy chair at home                                 BASS
John.Tytgat at aaug.net                             ARM powered, RISC OS driven




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