[rescue] Re: Being jobless
Charles Shannon Hendrix
shannon at widomaker.com
Wed Jul 30 00:37:25 CDT 2003
On Tue, Jul 29, 2003 at 08:10:36PM -0500, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> No, that it generates bad code for RISC platforms. While the core
> (on the other side of the microcode) of many x86 processors is RISC,
> IA32 is not RISC.
I don't know... I've always found it risky to run one...
> It isn't a good compiler. It sucks on the majority of the platforms it
> runs on. If it runs stellar on one platform, that's hardly indicative
> of a good product.
Nor is it indicative of a bad product: it just doesn't target what you
want it to target.
GNU is a product of its users.
The RISC users have not put the work into it that the 68K and x86 people
> > Is this really a GNU compiler problem though? I see this with compilers
> > and systems from DEC, Sun, and SGI too.
> All compilers have extensions, yes.
I was referring to peope making assumptions of the "all the world is X"
> However, vendor's compiler have
> switches for flagging those extensions.
Many of them yes. I've had to deal with those that didn't as well.
My problem with gcc is not defaulting to this behavior.
> > I'm talking about supporting what is now a common x86 ISA. Wether they
> > like it or not, 3DNow! is part of the Intel landscape.
> > This is far different from supporting another CPU entirely.
> Which Intel CPUs support 3DNow!?
The ones made by AMD... :)
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