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Re: [patch/rfc] Don't assume the host

> Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2002 12:13:01 -0500
>> From: Andrew Cagney <>
>> Much of ``Porting GDB'' also appears in ``Host Definition''.  The two 
>> could do with some rationalization.
> The way I see it, "Porting GDB" is a cookbook: it should list the
> necessary steps without explaining their rationale too much.  It
> should refer to "Host Definition" for more info, wherever appropriate.
> "Host Definition", by contrast, should explain as much as possible
> each of the components of the host definition machinery.

Ah, ok.  Yes, that makes sense.  Should ``Porting GDB'' be moved to 
before the host, architecture and target sections (and add a native 
section?).  That way the user is lead into the other chapters.  Porting 
GDB being a brief overview.

>> host - the machine GDB will run on
>> build - the machine your compiling GDB on
>> target - the machine that GDB will debug
>> Native is a special case where host==target.
>> Cross is where host!=target
> Yes, I know that, but I still don't understand what is ``host only''.
> According to what you say now, such a beast does not exist, since
> there cannot be a GDB without a target ;-)

Yes.  Good point.  ``host only'' is a backward way of saying a GDB 
supporting a ``non native target''.  More to rewrite.


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