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- From: David Carney <dfcarney at net-itech dot com>
- To: cgen at sources dot redhat dot com
- Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 18:23:41 -0500
- Subject: cgen fundamentals
- Organization: Net Integration Technologies
I was referred to cgen by a member of the binutils mailing list (Nick
Clifton). Being (virtually) a complete newbie to Scheme programming and
cgen, I have a number of fairly fundamental questions that are likely best
answered through this list, rather than trying to find information on the
Basically, I'm a hardware engineer with a background in chip design, some
board design, and a fair bit of embedded (C) programming. I spent a day or
two week teaching myself the basics of scheme, but I'm still confused about
the exactly purpose of cgen. I.e. what's the purpose of a 'gas' versus an
'opcodes' port? What does cgen actually produce (and how do I produce and
use it) ? How do files created with cgen interface with binutils?
All I want to do is have an assembler which dumps out object files for a
simple, non-pipelined, 16-bit processor. Could anyone give me some pointers
on where I should begin and/or how I should proceed?
A lowly hardware engineer,