Simple Cross Compiling Question

Kristoffer Ericson kristoffer.ericson at
Tue Jun 22 14:01:56 EDT 2010

On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 09:46:43AM -0700, Jason Self wrote:
> Chris Troutner wrote:
> > Hey all,
> >
> > I've got a pretty simple question:
> >
> > Is it possible (in terms of availability) to compile a C program on the
> > NanoNote, natively? Or do you have to cross compile everything on a host
> > PC?
> Compiling a simple application that says "Hello World" and exits takes 5
> minutes to compile on the Ben.

You actually tried that or just grabbing numbers from air?
Just out of interest.

> Now add to this that most programs are much more complicated, and you have
> a compile that takes days or weeks to complete (assuming you can avoid
> running out of memory in the process.)
> So yes, you /could/ compuile on the Ben but you could also hit yourself
> with a hammer. Just because you /can/ doesn't mean you /should/. :)
> Cross comiling is much faster.
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