[fpc-devel] suggestion for new parameter regarding cross compile

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Wed Jun 15 15:51:35 CEST 2011

On 15 Jun 2011, at 15:21, ik wrote:

> FPC have at the moment the tag -XP to provide prefix for mostly cross
> compile code for binutils.
> I think that there should be also something like -XSU (-XS already  
> taken) to
> provide suffix for binutils.
> For example, in my Arch Linux that is 64 bit, the 32 bit binutils have
> "ld86" and "as86",

As far as I can tell, as86 is something different from a 32 bit  
version of GNU as. It's an assembler for Intel-style assembler that  
also supports 16 bit code: http://www.linuxdocs.org/HOWTOs/Assembly-HOWTO/as86.html

It's used while compiling the Linux kernel and probably also for  
things like GRUB, which are called from the BIOS when the system is  
still in 16 bit real mode.


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