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Seeking VAX cross-compiler for Alpha?

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The Question is:

How can I compile Pascal source code on an Alpha machine, and create
 executables that will run on a VAX machine?

The Answer is :

  You must use a compiler that generates object code for the target
  platform; a cross-compiler.  Most native OpenVMS Alpha compilers
  are not cross-compilers, and do not provide this capability.
  Put slightly differently, if you want this, you want a VAX.  Even
  if you should find a cross-compiler, you probably still want to
  test the resulting VAX code, correct?  If so, you need a VAX.
  If you are actively developing application which must operate on
  OpenVMS VAX and on OpenVMS Alpha, a mixed-architecture cluster is
  a good solution for a development environment -- it permits common
  sources, and easy access to the target build and test environment.

answer written or last revised on ( 27-FEB-2002 )

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