Greg Troxel <gdt%ir.bbn.com@localhost> writes: >> I'm familiar with autotools terminology and avoided using it explicitely >> because I think the word "host" says nothing. This is why used >> "build platform" (platform of the system where we build the software >> using cross-tools) and >> "target platform" (platform we build the software for). >> If you think host/target is better I'm fine with it. No problem. > > I don't think it's better; I was just pointing out confusion. > Perhaps doc/HOWTO-crosscompile can just define "build" and "target" > explicitly and then we can just use them. The Canadian Cross situation > is odd, and I don't think we really need to deal with it. By 'confusion' I didn't mean to imply that you were confused, but rather that these terms get used differently by different people in difference contexts, and I find the subject of terminology for cross builds to be fraught with the potential for misunderstanding.
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