[riot-devel] tests compiler policy

Robert Hartung hartung at ibr.cs.tu-bs.de
Tue Sep 10 11:08:22 CEST 2019


I agree with Marian here! Don't use anything provided by TI :)

On 10.09.19 09:48, Gero Müller wrote:
> Hi!
> 
> That's what I meant with philosophy ;-)
> 
> And +1 for vanilla from me as well.
> 
> Thanks
> Gero
> 
> Am 10.09.19 um 09:20 schrieb Marian Buschsieweke:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I'd personally go the vanilla version, but not for philosophical reasons. My
>> reasons would be:
>>
>> - More consistent to other toolchains (no TI specific stuff)
>> - Does not rely on TI for future updates (in case TI looses interest in
>>   maintaining their on version)
>>
>> So +1 for vanilla GCC.
>>
>> Kind regards,
>> Marian
>>
>> On Tue, 10 Sep 2019 09:12:01 +0200
>> Gero Müller <gero.mueller at inria.fr> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi!
>>>
>>> I am about to update the Dockerfile for testing to include a new version
>>> of msp430-gcc.
>>> We have the choice between a binary version (gcc 8) provded by TI:
>>>
>>>  
>>> http://software-dl.ti.com/msp430/msp430_public_sw/mcu/msp430/MSPGCC/latest/index_FDS.html
>>>
>>> and the vanilla upstream gcc 9.2 release.
>>> I have no idea about the performance / feature differences, but I use
>>> the vanilla version and it works fine.
>>>
>>> Which one would better match the RIOT philosophy?
>>>
>>> Cheers
>>> Gero
>>>
>>
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