[parisc-linux] Cross compiler -- on Alpha?

Hugo.van.der.Kooij@caiw.nl Hugo.van.der.Kooij@caiw.nl
Wed, 15 Mar 2000 19:30:40 +0100 (CET)

On Wed, 15 Mar 2000, Philipp Rumpf wrote:

> > Will the new ELF compiler/binutils work on an Alpha
> > Linux box?  (I wouldn't think it would make a difference
> > what the host was but then there may be a subtlety there
> > I'm unaware of.)  My x86 is out of disk.
> It might.  The only real difference between alpha and i386 to run a
> cross-compiler on is sizeof(long), and I don't think we rely on that
> too heavily in gcc.

Wouldn't big endian vs little endian be an issue?

I know there is plenty of software out there that does not use proper
handling of pointers and that will break on my Alpha while you can get
away with it on intel based machines. The problem is due to bad coding but
it could be a good case to try and see if the code is clean enough.


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