Sparc64 doesn't care about you, and you shouldn't care about Sparc64

Nathan Whitehorn nwhitehorn at
Wed Nov 11 21:53:41 UTC 2015

We currently only support big-endian on PowerPC (32 and 64-bit). We 
might support little-endian PowerPC at some point -- Linux is moving in 
that direction -- but I'm not sure we have the userbase to warrant it.

On 11/11/15 00:44, Peter Jeremy wrote:
> On 2015-Nov-10 22:55:38 -0800, Jordan Hubbard <jkh at> wrote:
>> Again, what’s the long-term goal of supporting this architecture?
> The things that sparc64 give us that x86 doesn't are big-endian and
> strict alignment.  In theory, MIPS, PPC and ARM can give us both of
> those but I'm non sure whether we actually have any big-endian
> variants of them.

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