Cross compile error question: i686 to powerpc--linux-gnu

David Korn
Thu Oct 18 08:10:00 GMT 2001

>-----Original Message-----
>From: William A. Gatliff [ ]
>Sent: 17 October 2001 18:52

  [decided it's time to start trimming the cc list a bit]

>Theoretically, no compiler *needs* anything target-specific in order
>to simply translate C code into ASM code.  But there's more than that
>involved in building complete applications--- the anticipated use for
>gcc--- so the gcc build process may not be suitable for building a
>theoretical, pure C-to-ASM translator, since few people would want
>such a thing in practice.
>It's entirely likely that various intermediate targets in the gcc
>Makefile will yield a "theoretical" compiler.  Use The Source.  :^)

  The xgcc (bootstrap, although we maybe shouldn't use this term to avoid
confusion with the 'bootstrap' process and makefile target used when 
doing a native build) compiler is exactly this.  Use it with -S or -c.

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