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Re: Trivial toplev.c patch
- To: kenner at vlsi1 dot ultra dot nyu dot edu (Richard Kenner)
- Subject: Re: Trivial toplev.c patch
- From: Richard Earnshaw <rearnsha at arm dot com>
- Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2001 13:07:55 +0100
- cc: shebs at apple dot com, gcc-patches at gcc dot gnu dot org, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org, Richard dot Earnshaw at arm dot com
- Organization: ARM Ltd.
- Reply-To: Richard dot Earnshaw at arm dot com
> Can you explain the arguments in favor of such a radical change to the way
> GCC works?
The main argument I can see in its favour is that it permits a single
compiler executable to target multiple machine/object formats; much like
the new gdb multiarch stuff.
A secondary issue is that it allows more of the MI parts of the compiler
to be tested from a single build.