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

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