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Re: Re Re: Compiling The Damn Thing


On Oct 10, 2000, IIIDCG@aol.com wrote:

> Excuse my ignorance, but what exactly is a cross-compiler?

It's a compiler that generates code that will run on a different
architecture or operating system.  Think of a compiler running on
GNU/Linux/alpha that will generate programs to run on, say,
MS-Windows/x86.

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