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Re: Obsolete fr30
- From: Stan Shebs <shebs at apple dot com>
- To: Andrew Cagney <ac131313 at cygnus dot com>
- Cc: gdb at sources dot redhat dot com
- Date: Sun, 06 Jan 2002 09:45:45 -0800
- Subject: Re: Obsolete fr30
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Andrew Cagney wrote:
> The fr30 isn't multi-arch. Looking around, this target doesn't look to
> have had any significant work for a number of years ('99?). I'd like to
> obsolete it.
Um, the fr30 was just recently announced as a brand-new target
for GCC 3.0, which is the current release of GCC. Although the
tech world does move quickly :-), it's a bit much for GDB to obsolete
a target that was just introduced in GCC.
I understand the motivation of trying to get things converted to
multi-arch, but things should be declared obsolete because the
chip is dead or because there are no users, not because there are
no volunteers to change the code in a way you'd like it to be
changed. The usual practice in GCC has been for someone to take
a deep breath and then do a mass change of the sources; if you
look at the GCC Changelog for the past year, you'll see some
major updates that not only involved all the obscure targets, but
were tested on them as well.