Re: IMHO, cross-compile/toolchain examples should use non-x86 arches

Sean Liming <sean.liming@...>

My 2c (USD) is for clarity on ADT vs. SDK vs. Toolchain.


Sean Liming
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Subject: [yocto] IMHO, cross-compile/toolchain examples should use non-
x86 arches

a general preference on my part, but i think it would be useful if any
docs that are discussing toolchains or cross-compilation or the like use
*non*-x86 architectures to get the point across.

for example, consider the current application developer's guide.
part of it uses, as an example, the toolchain installer
poky-eglibc-x86_64-i586- while this works just fine, of course, what it
does is
potentially co-mingle both the dev host content and target host content,
making it harder than necessary for the reader to draw a clear distinction
between the two.

if any example related to compilation or a toolchain involves, say, an
target, then it's *immediately* obvious (using the "file"
command) whether something belongs on the dev host or on the target.

also, if you're using x86 for both dev content and target content, you
the risk of an example working by accident since you're picking up
installed tools when you shouldn't be. if you use a non-x86 arch, there's
chance of that happening.

just my $0.02 (Cdn).



Robert P. J. Day Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA

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