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From: Ken Rose <kenrose@t...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Cross-compiling OCaml
John Goerzen wrote:
> On Tuesday 31 August 2004 04:05 am, Brandon J. Van Every wrote:
> 
>>james woodyatt wrote:
>>
>>>I'd rather that the Windows-centric guys on the list put their time
>>>into good Windows support for Ocaml,
>>
>>No problem.  As I said, I realize Linux / mingw guys aren't into
>>this.
>>
>>I'm just objecting to the statement that Linux cross-compilation
>>support "would indeed be a great great additional functionality."  As
> 
> 
> Well, let's look at that, because I believe you are missing the point.
> 
> Who ever said that cross-compilation support would only involve running 
> a compiler on x86 Linux to target x86 Windows?  It could involve 
> running a compiler on x86 Linux to target arm Zaurus, or m68k Linux, or 
> x86 FreeBSD, or amd64 Linux.  Or running a compiler on PowerPC NetBSD 
> to target Alpha NetBSD.  Or whatever else.

Just to clarify things, that is what I really would like to see.  One of 
the great things about GCC is that I can set it up to run on nearly any 
adequate host, and generate code for any supported target.  It would be 
really handy to be able to do that with OCaml, too.

And yes, that means compiling windows programs on Linux, like for my 
current DSL compiler project, or compiling Palm apps on Windows, or even 
Windows games on Windows, should I ever want to wade back into that sewer.

  - ken


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