[erlang-questions] Building Erlang with the Sun Studio compiler

Chris Curtis <>
Tue Aug 21 16:42:14 CEST 2007


> -----Original Message-----
> From:  [mailto:erlang-questions-
> ] On Behalf Of Berger, Daniel
> Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 10:09 AM
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> Subject: [erlang-questions] Building Erlang with the Sun Studio
compiler
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I tried to build Erlang on my Solaris 10/Sparc box with the Sun Studio
> Compiler 12, but it appears that you must build using Erlang using
> gcc/gmake. I think I've seen a Solaris package out there, but I'd
rather
> build from source, since packages can take a while to catch up with
the
> latest release, and may not be configured with the options I want.
> 
> Are there GNU extensions that Erlang absolutely has to have? If not,
is
> there any chance we can alter the appropriate files so that it will
> build using other toolchains?
> 
> Or, is there a way to build with Sun's compiler that I've missed?
> 
> Regards,

I haven't personally tried it (no SPARC here), but you might want to
check out GCCFSS... it's a GCC front end integrated with the Sun Studio
SPARC backend, so you get GCC build compatibility with what looks like a
big performance boost. It's at http://cooltools.sunsource.net/gcc/.

--chris



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