Posted Nov 11, 2005 18:04 UTC (Fri) by ringerc
In reply to: Cross
Parent article: Cell Broadband Engine Software Development Kit Version 1.0
His reply would indicate he has. If he's had to use a cross compilation environment for more than very simple work, I expect he'll look about 30 years older in person than he actually is, and will wince whenever you say "is that a target binary, a host binary, or both?".
Cross compilation is in my limited experience a serious pain. Maintaining a target toolchain is annoying, and many build systems are distinctly unhelpful with cross compilation. If you have the misfortune to need to cross compile software that hasn't been cross-compiled from the beginning, it seems to be remarkably unpleasant much of the time.
Given the choice, if I could run my dev tools on my target, most of the time I'd want to.
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