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From: Enrico Weigelt <weigelt@m...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] crosscompile problem
* Eric Cooper <ecc@cmu.edu> wrote:

<snip>
> I did this manually for powerpc and arm targets a while ago, but I
> agree that it would be nice to automate it and have it merged into the
> main build system.

Its not really necessary to automate evrything. All we need is a 
central database, which simply contains all we really need to know.
Of course we need *one* database per target system, which is 
really careefully maintained and the used by as many projects as
possible. 

The current situation of every project hacking its own whether 
forecast, is really unreliable and unsatisfying.


> You might want to look at the ScratchBox approach
> (http://www.scratchbox.org/) which uses an emulator like qemu to run
> test programs on the target.

Oh, no ... no more such bad jokes .... please, please lets stay serious! 
You dont really ask me to set up an complete (hardware) emulation 
for every target, just that braindead stuff like autoconf can guess 
how many bits an int takes ?! 
No, thats not serious software development.


cu
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