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Re: [PATCH] RISC-V: Allow ISA subsets to be disabled
- From: Palmer Dabbelt <palmer at dabbelt dot com>
- To: Nick Clifton <nickc at redhat dot com>
- Cc: Alex Bradbury <asb at asbradbury dot org>
- Cc: binutils at sourceware dot org
- Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 09:46:16 -0700 (PDT)
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] RISC-V: Allow ISA subsets to be disabled
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On Fri, 31 Mar 2017 02:22:53 PDT (-0700), Nick Clifton wrote:
> Hi Alex,
>> It's a shame gcc and as are inconsistent in their argument handling in
>> this way, at least on x86-64.
> I had always thought that a later option overriding an earlier option was
> standard behaviour, but when I checked the gcc documentation I could not
> find any specific requirement for this. I was quite surprised. Personally
> I think that gcc is wrong. To my mind it is intuitive that a later option
> would override an earlier one. If it does not then the tool concerned, at
> the very least, ought to issue a warning message that the later option is
> being ignored.
> So, in summary - I think that this is a gcc bug, not a binutils bug.
I agree (though I guess that's implicit from having posted the patch :)).
We're trying really hard to make sure RISC-V has a sane set of machine-specific
options that are compatible everywhere (binutils, GCC, and LLVM) so we don't
get into this sort of mess in the future.