Has anyone developed a cross-compiler for his processor using GCC tools?

Grant Edwards grante@visi.com
Wed Jun 12 13:32:00 GMT 2002

On Wed, Jun 12, 2002 at 09:19:17AM +0800, New Wei Lee wrote:

> The GCC packages provide cross compilers for only some widely
> used processors such as MIPS and ARMS. Let's say I have
> designed a target processor and I want to develop a cross
> compiler for it on my Suns solaris system. Is it possible to do
> that using GCC tools?


>Have anyone done it before?

Of course!  Did you think gcc appeared magically from nothing?

> If I only want to build a compiler for it but not an assembler
> for it using GCC tools. Is this possible?

In theory, yes.

It is however a rather useless thing to do.  

If you don't build an assembler, what are you going to do with
the assembly language generated by gcc?  I suppose you could
use a different assembler to assemble gcc output, but you'd be
swimming against the tide.

Grant Edwards

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