rjek wrote>"Simply reordering/tuning/scheduling instructions to optimise for XScale does not render the code unable to execute on other CPUs."
Never said that it did, but the reordering does improve performance more for XScale, I would assume that GCC would optimise by (1). Using XScale only instructions where possible *and* (2). Reorder instructions for best performance on XScale. Therefore there could be merit for initially compiling in this way (it would give *more* performance improvement than simply using XScale only instructions alone).
Besides he's now addressed the issue so why continue complaining about it?