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Re: questions on writing a back-end' to gcc
- To: Catherine Harper <tylik at eskimo dot com>, "gcc-help at gcc dot gnu dot org" <gcc-help at gcc dot gnu dot org>, "gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org" <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>
- Subject: Re: questions on writing a back-end' to gcc
- From: Mark Mitchell <mark at codesourcery dot com>
- Date: Sun, 04 Nov 2001 20:53:44 -0800
> However, I don't want to force users to download or build a special
> version of gcc. Are there any hooks I can use, so that I don't have to
> create a patch?
GCC does not have any kind of plug-in interface. The FSF has objections
to certain possible plug-in interfaces, despite the technical merits.
So, I think that you will have to distribute a modified version of GCC,
or somehow scan the output of GCC.
Mark Mitchell email@example.com
CodeSourcery, LLC http://www.codesourcery.com