[GAP] Itanium and Sparc

Stephen Linton sl4 at st-andrews.ac.uk
Sun Jan 29 19:23:02 GMT 2017

Worth checking with the SageMath people? and with Bill Alombert?


> On 29 Jan 2017, at 19:13, Max Horn <max.horn at math.uni-giessen.de> wrote:
> Dear all,
> is there anybody here who uses (or knows somebody who uses) GAP on either an Itanium system, or a Sparc system?
> I am asking because we ostensibly have support for both in our source tree; but I know of nobody who tests GAP on either, and thus it is unclear to me whether it even still compiles, let alone works.
> If anybody has such a system and some interest in helping to maintain support for either system, I'd be happy to cooperate with them on that. Otherwise, I am afraid we should seriously consider removing them, so as to not block our ability to refactor the code touched by both.
> Cheers,
> Max
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