[erlang-questions] Building Erlang with the Sun Studio compiler
Tue Aug 21 19:01:06 CEST 2007
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Curtis [mailto:Chris.Curtis@REDACTED]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 8:42 AM
> To: Berger, Daniel; erlang-questions@REDACTED
> Subject: RE: [erlang-questions] Building Erlang with the Sun
> Studio compiler
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: erlang-questions-bounces@REDACTED [mailto:erlang-questions-
> > bounces@REDACTED] On Behalf Of Berger, Daniel
> > Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 10:09 AM
> > To: erlang-questions@REDACTED
> > Subject: [erlang-questions] Building Erlang with the Sun Studio
> > 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
> > build from source, since packages can take a while to catch up with
> > latest release, and may not be configured with the options I want.
> > Are there GNU extensions that Erlang absolutely has to have? If not,
> > 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/.
Thanks Chris, that definitely looks interesting.
However, I still think removing the GNU specific dependencies is a
better long term solution. People are going to want to build from source
with their own compilers on other platforms as well, e.g. MS VC++,
Borland, the HP-UX compiler, etc.
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