[Arm-netbook] [review] SoC proposal

lkcl luke luke.leighton at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 16:31:37 GMT 2012

On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 2:47 PM, Vladimir Pantelic <vladoman at gmail.com> wrote:
> lkcl luke wrote:
>>>  1) Is there GCC support for this SoC's instruction set,
>>   yes.
>>>  including VLIW,
>>   don't know.  tensilica have a proprietary "pre-processor" compiler
>> that turns c and c++ into VLIW-capable c and c++.
> hopefully it does a better job than gcc generating arm NEON ... So far
> only hand writing NEON works for speed.

 tensilica wouldn't have sold over 1.5 billion licenses for their RISC
cores if it didn't do a decent job, eh?

>>   don't know.  tensilica have proprietary software libraries for audio
>> and video CODECs already (obviously)
> evil, closed, non-free? :)

 YEAH!  my faaavourite.  well it gets us to market quickly, _and_
keeps the FSF people happy.


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