Add xdr support

Charles Wilson
Sun Feb 14 14:00:00 GMT 2010

Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Feb 14 00:46, Charles Wilson wrote:
>> Well, historical oddities notwithstanding, I think newlib /is/ the
>> correct place, simply because I can easily see a demand/need for XDR
>> code on other newlib targets.  But obviously the ultimate call is Jeff
>> J's -- although I'm not planning on even submitting it over there unless
>> this group decides it is the correct thing to do.
> Well, ultimately it's your decision where you provide this stuff.  After
> all, you're the one who did all the work 

Well, sure -- but as a practical matter, a single word from you or cgf,
on the newlib list, can torpedo the contribution in Jeff's mind, I'm
sure.  So...

> and if you think that newlib is
> a good place, then, so be it.

Ok, but since cgf raised the issue first, I'd like to hear again from
him.  On another note, other than the 'where to put it' issue and the
'where should the initialization code go', any other substantive
comments on the code itself?

Or, pending cgf, would you rather wait until I repost over on the newlib
list, or a decision not to do so and to respin is made?

> Personally I never used nor needed XDR,
> but that doesn't mean it's useless for others.

Well, you've USED it, just not directly.  It's part of the core
implementation of the RPC and NFS protocols.


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