Project proposal: AArch32 port

Edward Nevill edward.nevill at
Tue Nov 3 09:11:57 UTC 2015

On Wed, 2015-10-28 at 13:58 +0000, Joseph Joyce wrote:
> Hi Ed and Dalibor,
> There's no code in there from other open source projects. As far as I
> can remember the only code from elsewhere was an algorithm for
> division, which came from
> The code was modified a bit to work for the assembler, the url from
> which it came is mentioned in the source (MacroAssembler::divide32). If
> this is a problem I can easily replace the code with a call out to a C
> (or Ed suggested using the algorithm from the ARM32-Microjit).
> I have now signed and sent the OCA (today) and would like to continue
> contributing to this project. If I could be added to the committers that
> would be great.

Hi Joseph,

That's great news. I therefore propose Joseph Joyce as an additional
committer for the aarch32 project.

I have had a look at the divide routine in the template interpreter and
the original by  Graeme Williams. I do not believe this should be an
issue as your implementation of the algorithm is completely different.
For a start yours is written in C calling the MacroAssembler methods to
generate the code, whereas his is written in some sort of BASIC
assembler. So although the algorithm is the same the implementation is
different and AIUI it is the implementation that is copyrighted.

Dalibor: If you are happy with this may I proceed to a CFV for the
aarch32 project.


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