does soft-float work?

Dan Malek dan at
Fri Nov 12 09:44:36 EST 1999

Jim Reekes wrote:

> I add the -soft-float option or -mcpu=823.

I didn't know 823 was an option.  I thought all that was
supported was 821 and 860....Doesn't matter, it should simply
be 8xx anyway.

>   gcc -g -lm -msoft-float mathtest.c

Well, now...that -lm looks a little suspicious.  The
libary was probably compiled with hardware floating point
assumed (unless you built your own).

I also remember speaking to someone that found a varargs
and software floating point combination bug.....let me
try and track that down.

	-- Dan

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