GCCSDK on Solaris/Sparc
nick at dsvr.net
Thu Jan 4 08:43:18 PST 2001
Peter Naulls <peter at erble.freeserve.co.uk> writes:
> In message <m38zorjn8f.fsf at nick.ws.noc.dsvr.net>
> Nick Burrett <nick at dsvr.net> wrote:
> > > Here's my endian.h - this is from ARM Linux:
> > >
> > > Perhaps you can make your own with appropriate mods.
> > I think the problem is that we need a generic way of detecting the
> > endianness of the host computer at configure time without relying on
> > the endian.h headers.
> configure is supposed be able to do this; although I do seem to remember
> some nastiness with Jikes when this subject came up - esp. in regard to
> ARM's ordering of words in doubles.
Yeah, a quick grep suggests AC_C_BIGENDIAN which will define WORDS_BIGENDIAN
ARM's ordering of words in doubles is a specical case and I know that
autoconf is only testing the integer layout. GCC hard-codes the ARM
double ordering knowledge.
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