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Old 06-25-2010, 04:40 AM   #1
Dave1024
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Building Using Tool Chains


Hi,

i heard many times the words tool chain , cross platform compiling , cross platform building etc ...

Could please explain these terms .......

i can use the tool chain for All Linux OS ...?

Regards,
Eldho

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Old 06-25-2010, 05:32 AM   #2
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Hi,

i heard many times the words tool chain , cross platform compiling , cross platform building etc ...

Could please explain these terms .......

i can use the tool chain for All Linux OS ...?

Regards,
Eldho
tool chains are like compiler, cross compiling means to compile a program for the architecture other than you running machine.
 
Old 06-25-2010, 07:45 AM   #3
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A tool chain is (surprise!) a chain of tools. An implication is that an output of one tool can be used as an input to another tool, which may or may not take special work to achieve.

Cross, as in cross-platform, cross-compilation, etc, implies that you use one box as a compilation host and another box (where box is used fairly liberally) as an execution target. So, on your compilation host, you do not build code for that box but for another system. Usually that other box is different (whether that is CPU architecture, libraries or peripherals) from the compilation host, but there are some situations in which you could compile for another box that has the same arch, etc, as there can be advantages in that.
 
  


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