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Jarkko Hietaniemi
July 30, 2001 14:12
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Is there anybody out there working with platforms requiring
cross-compilation, like the many embedded/realtime operating systems?

I would like to get the recently added cross-compilation support of
the Perl build process to be much more robust, so far it has been
tested in only one (1) platform, a Linux cross-compiling to another
Linux...  To get it to be more robust, much more testing is needed.
(The current scheme requires the host system to run a UNIXish
environment, since we still use Configure, and it does not get
further than building miniperl, but that's a start.)

In case you are interested, the recently added cross-compilation scheme
is detailed in the INSTALL file of the developer release of Perl,
5.7.2,, or in the
developer snapshots,

("Unfortunately" one of the most popular embedded platforms, QNX,
 Neutrino seems to have a good enough development platform so that
 the latest development releases of Perl seem to build and test just
 fine without any extra acrobatics...)

$jhi++; #
        # There is this special biologist word we use for 'stable'.
        # It is 'dead'. -- Jack Cohen

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