|[Q] PowerPC compilation questions. firstname.lastname@example.org (Mohd Hanafiah Abdullah) (1994-07-08)|
|Re: [Q] PowerPC compilation questions. email@example.com (1994-07-09)|
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|Re: [Q] PowerPC compilation questions. email@example.com (1994-07-12)|
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|Re: [Q] PowerPC compilation questions. email@example.com (1994-07-29)|
|From:||firstname.lastname@example.org (Zalman Stern)|
|Organization:||Adobe Systems Incorporated|
|Date:||Mon, 18 Jul 1994 08:19:07 GMT|
Jack Patteeuw writes
> Finally, of course, Apple has a unique ABI fro their Power MAC's with
> System 7.
An ABI covers a lot of ground, generally including the entire OS interface.
Hence Apple's System 7 for Power Macintosh certainly has a unique API.
However, it uses the same calling convention as AIX. It also supports XCOFF
in addition to Apple's own PowerPC Executable Format (PEF). (And PEF
basically encodes the same runtime linking information as XCOFF only in a
much more efficient way.) In other words, things are enough the same that a
lot of development tools should be applicable between the two systems. (At
least if you're willing to cross-host the tools.)
Zalman Stern email@example.com (415) 962 3824
Adobe Systems, 1585 Charleston Rd., POB 7900, Mountain View, CA 94039-7900
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