cross compiler

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cross compiler

[′krȯs kəm‚pī·lər]
(computer science)
A compiler that allows a computer program written on one type of computer to be used on another type.

cross compiler

A compiler that generates machine language for a different type of computer than the one the compiler is running in. See cross assembler.
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The CDK will be hosted on x86-based Linux workstations and will support cross compilation and debugging, and configuration of applications, device drivers, and the Linux kernel itself.
Sun says that independent software vendors that join its IA-64 ISV Program will be able to get the tools they need to create application suites that are optimized for IA-64 using the existing IA-32 implementation of Solaris, coupled with special IA-64 cross compilation tools.
Fedora 11 also includes many brand-new features, such as the ext4 file system and the MinGW cross compilation system.
The Windows NT C/C++ cross compilation system, developed by Motorola, enables the development of PowerPC native applications on x86 Windows NT systems.
Support for Solaris and Linux development and cross compilation for key embedded platforms will be announced subsequently.
com and supports cross compilation of ViewML source code into a range of embedded target systems.
ISVs in Sun's IA-64 ISV Program will develop their IA-64 optimized applications using existing Solaris IA-32 systems with IA-64 cross compilation tools from Sun.