[fpc-devel] progress of freepascal for mips

microcode at zoho.com microcode at zoho.com
Fri Jun 8 15:54:17 CEST 2012

On Fri, 08 Jun 2012 13:32:18 +0000
Mark Morgan Lloyd <markMLl.fpc-devel at telemetry.co.uk> wrote:

> microcode at zoho.com wrote:
> > On Fri, 8 Jun 2012 17:15:51 +0800 (CST)
> > "Fuxin Zhang" <zhangfx at lemote.com> wrote:
> > 
> >>> I made a start at trying to get assembler and backend info into the
> >>> Wiki, my intention was to at least have URLs for the various ABIs. I
> >>> rather ground to a halt after getting examples of the assembler format
> >>> together for most targets, if anybody could contribute ABI stuff it
> >>> would be much appreciated.
> >>>
> >>> http://wiki.lazarus.freepascal.org/Assembler_and_ABI_Resources
> > 
> >> I have added a link to mips O32 ABI file to the MIPS section.
> > 
> > Mark, guys, were you wanting the information itself on the wiki or are
> > links good enough? If the latter and they aren't there already, I'll add
> > the SPARC ABI links next week.
> My intention was to put links in, although obviously a note would be in 
> order where FPC and/or GCC departs from conventions.

I don't know enough about either FPC or GCC to speak to this issue.

> One of the reasons that I started that page was that some manufacturers
> require you to register with them before they will give you full
> processor info- I think that MIPS was one of those.

Yes, definitely. ARM is also.

> At that point a link to a copy of the document which happens to have been
> published on e.g. a university website or at archive.org has some value
> to people who don't want to raise their head above the parapet.

Fortunately the SPARC doc is all open.

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