Subject: Re: GCC 3.2 (slightly ot)
To: Pat Wendorf <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: port-dreamcast
Date: 03/19/2003 22:15:14
On Wednesday, March 19, 2003, at 10:08  PM, Pat Wendorf wrote:

> I was looking at the 3.3 release notes, and I'm a bit confused.  Why 
> does the
> compiler need to have support for OS targets?  I thought ELF was 
> generic to
> the CPU, and the OS loaded the binary and executed based on the 
> instructions
> generated for the CPU target?

The OS configuration defines things like the libraries to link at link 
time, and which C preprocessor symbols are to be defined during 
compilation.  There are other things that are OS-specific in the 
compiler's supplied run-time library (libgcc), as well.

         -- Jason R. Thorpe <>