[LLVMdev] Using LLVM to cross-compile ADA programs
elisa.turrini7 at unibo.it
Thu Sep 9 09:13:34 PDT 2010
I'm trying to use LLVM 2.7 (running on a x86-32 platform) as cross compiler to build ADA programs that will run on a different target platform (PowerPc).
The LLVM documentation states that: "The only platform for which the Ada front-end is known to build is 32 bit intel x86 running linux. It is unlikely to build for other systems without some work."
"The Ada front-end currently only builds on X86-32. This is mainly due to lack of trampoline support (pointers to nested functions) on other platforms. However, it also fails to build on X86-64 which does support trampolines."
So my question is: do these problems prevent us from using LLVM as cross-compiler for ADA programs? I suppose they don't, as they concern the "host" platform only, not the "target" platform. Is it correct?
Thank you in advance for your support.
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