|PowerPC (output) C Compiler on W95 email@example.com (Larry) (2001-03-31)|
|Re: PowerPC (output) C Compiler on W95 firstname.lastname@example.org (Mike Dimmick) (2001-04-04)|
|Re: PowerPC (output) C Compiler on W95 email@example.com (Joachim Durchholz) (2001-04-04)|
|Re: PowerPC (output) C Compiler on W95 firstname.lastname@example.org (Ben Elliston) (2001-04-10)|
|Re: PowerPC (output) C Compiler on W95 email@example.com (Carsten Hansen) (2001-04-10)|
|Re: PowerPC (output) C Compiler on W95 firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Meissner) (2001-04-10)|
|From:||"Mike Dimmick" <email@example.com>|
|Date:||4 Apr 2001 00:14:37 -0400|
|Posted-Date:||04 Apr 2001 00:14:37 EDT|
"Larry" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Does anyone know of a C compiler that will generate code for a
> PowerPC but runs on a Windows platform? I know IBM and Motorola both
> sell such things but at a very high price. I'm looking to learn
> PowerPC assembly and am thinking I could get some good ideas by
> looking at the code generated by a C compiler. I don't have a Mac
> yet. If I can find the source for a PowerPC C compiler it is
> reasonable to expect to compile this on a W95 machine and run it?
> Thanks for any info.
Your best bet for this purpose is probably to obtain GCC
(http://gcc.gnu.org/) source code and configure it as a cross-compiler
for the PowerPC platform. It only supports compilation for the
PowerPC Linux platform, but since you're intending to learn assembly,
this shouldn't be a problem.
Obtaining the appropriate assembler may prove trickier. I'm not sure if GCC
will compile correctly without access to a PowerPC assembler, but that may
be something you have to discover for yourself.
There's a FAQ about building a GCC cross-compiler at
I seem to recall that there was once a release of Windows NT for PowerPC
Common Hardware Reference Platform (you know, the platforms that never got
built ;) so Microsoft may still be able to provide a set of compilation
tools to plug into Visual C++, if you already have that. I couldn't even
begin to guess at a cost, though. Alternatively, I believe there's still a
PowerMac cross-development edition - it seems intuitively obvious that there
should be, given that Microsoft produces Macintosh applications with a fair
degree of common source code with their Windows cousins...
Hope this helps,
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