Subject: Re: cross compiler for vax-netbsd
To: Clint Wolff (VAX collector) <>
From: Johnny Billquist <bqt@Update.UU.SE>
List: port-vax
Date: 10/20/2000 13:25:08
On Thu, 19 Oct 2000, Clint Wolff (VAX collector) wrote:

> I've played around with various cross-compilers and linkers built
> from GCC, and my recollection is the linker is complete endian
> dependant. Since the x86 is the opposite (big,wrong) endian from the
> VAX (little,right :), you have a major exercise to fix them. IIRC,
> 'ld' doesn't even handle foreign archives (ie libraries) correctly,
> and possibly 'ar' doesn't either.

Actually, both the x86 and VAX are little-endian...


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