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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Adobe too is working on allowing Flash Professional to export HTML content, and is working on a cross-compiler that can compile Flex applications written in MXML and JavaScript to web standard (HTML + JavaScript) applications.
"Customers can get everything they need: cross-compiler tools ready to run a development system, all the linux source code, utilities to run Python, embedded Java, or XWindows, and so on," noted Nipper.
In addition they are working on Falcon JS, a cross-compiler that will compile Flex applications to JavaScript + HTML.
If the cross-compiler vendor also supplies a compiler for the development plat-form, for example, the native compilers from Green Hills Software take this route.