cross-compiler

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cross-compiler

(programming)
A compiler which runs on one platform and produces code for another, as opposed to a native code compiler which produces code for the platform on which it runs.
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The Linux cross-compiler allows developers to build applications targeted for S/390 without having to face the steep learning curve and subtleties associated with that environment.
Microtec will be providing the latest versions of its XRAY(r) debugger and C and C++ cross-compilers integrated with ISI's pRISM+(TM) for both the 68K and PowerPC processor families.
Since 1991, ISI has been distributing and supporting Microtec's cross-compilers and XRAY+, a version of Microtec's XRAY debugger customized by ISI to work with its pSOS real-time operating system.
The company's pioneering Spectra development system, XRAY Pro debug suite featuring the XRAY debugger, C and C++ cross-compilers, and VRTX RTOS are used to develop embedded applications for telecommunications, data communications, medical, transportation, industrial control and consumer electronics equipment.
Rational Apex provides optimizing cross-compilers, graphical symbolic debuggers, cross-linkers, assemblers, instruction set simulators, a user-configurable Ada runtime system, user-configurable board support packages, an all-Ada TCP/IP for Ethernet, an all-Ada hardened filesystem, object module converters, debugger emulator support, performance analysis tools, and testing tools.
Previously at Sun, he founded and lead the Sun C/C++, Sun COBOL, Sun Cross-Compilers, Sun FORTRAN, Sun Modula-2, and Sun Pascal projects.
Rational Apex is integrated with Rational's Spire C/C++ family of cross-compilers, which are available for most popular UNIX host platforms and which target PowerPC, Motorola 68K, CPU-32, and MIPS processors.
Rational's VADScross C/C++ cross-compilers provide a mixed-language solution for embedded-systems development.
The new technology provides improved code quality and shares a common set of runtime libraries with the VADS family of cross-compilers.
In his new position, Marasco has full product-line responsibility, including development and marketing, of Rational's programming tools, which include Rational Apex, an integrated, team-oriented, software-engineering environment, and the VADS line of compilers and cross-compilers.