[LLVMdev] LLVM triple and Apple ld64 behavior

Eric Christopher echristo at gmail.com
Sat Jan 5 12:37:14 PST 2013

Your best bet would be to ask on the apple developer forums.


On Sat, Jan 5, 2013 at 3:10 AM, Cosimo Caproni <cosimocaproni at me.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> I wanted to know about the reasons Apple dropped the support for "arm"
> target in its ld64. After searching in the sourcecode I found out that ld64
> supports armv4 armv5 armv6 armv7 and its subtypes. The code shows that
> -force_cpusubtype_ALL for ARM targets is no more supported in
> "src/ld/options.cpp") and static const ARMSubType ARMSubTypes[] doesn't
> include "arm" as a possible subtype. My question is whether this behavior
> is required by LLVM, which does not support an unspecific ARM target or
> it's Apple decision to remove it in order to remove support from older
> devices.
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