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RE: [Axiom-developer] RE: cross-compiling Axiom

From: Gabriel Dos Reis
Subject: RE: [Axiom-developer] RE: cross-compiling Axiom
Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2006 21:22:26 -0500 (CDT)

On Sun, 3 Sep 2006, Bill Page wrote:

| But I still do not understand how you can talk about cross-
| compilation and GCL. When GCL compiles some lisp source code
| it produces intermediate C code which, yes could in principle
| be compiled for another architecture, but then it immediately
| attempts to link the generated object code into the running
| GCL image. If you are attempting cross-compilation this is
| not possible because the running GCL image is not compatible
| with the object code produced by gcc.
| What am I missing?

I believe you're confusing "cross-compiling GCL" and "building a
GCL cross-compiler".  In my Axiom work, I'm interested in the former.

-- Gaby

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