Subject: Re: cross compiler for vax-netbsd
To: Stephen Bell <>
From: Todd Whitesel <>
List: port-vax
Date: 10/31/2000 23:50:19
>     I'm trying to set up a cross compiler for a vax-netbsd target
>     on a i586-linux host but have run into a few problems.

Don't forget to define REAL_ARITHMETIC in the gcc/Makefile, e.g.:


This forces GCC to software-simulate VAX floats so it can output the correct
bit patterns for VAX assembly.

Normally GCC has a grody assumption that all targets use the same float
format as the host, which these days is almost always IEEE, so it gets
away with it.

But cross-compiling to VAX breaks this immediately...

Todd Whitesel
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