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Subject: Re: [boost] Scalpel: a Spirit&Wave-powered C++ source code analysis library
From: Mathias Gaunard (mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-09-08 14:10:33

On 08/09/2010 17:07, Doug Gregor wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 4:19 AM, Mathias Gaunard
> <mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> On 08/09/2010 04:07, Gottlob Frege wrote:
>> That approach doesn't work when you're cross-compiling, and using headers
>> only available on the target platform.
> It works perfectly fine. Your compiler/IDE just needs to know the
> target (including where those headers reside), but it has to know that
> anyway to produce code.
> There would be a slight issue with GCC, because a given GCC executable
> only targets a single architecture, and multiple instances of GCC
> can't coexist in an executable. I don't know how common that
> limitation is, but Clang (for example) allows dynamic selection of the
> target architecture and allows multiple instances.

Alright, then replace "cross-compiling" by "developing on a platform
that cannot compile the target".

 From my experience, it is quite typical to develop code on a platform
and compile it on another.

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