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On Wed, 2008-08-13 at 21:03 +0100, Robert Lougher wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> You could always try JamVM.  It doesn't need javac to build, just a C
> compiler.  It also supports MIPS32 (o32).  The problem is, it has
> never been built or tested on IRIX.  However, it's pretty portable,
> and as long as IRIX has pthreads and dlopen, etc. it should work with
> minor modifications.  You will need to update configure.ac to
> recognise IRIX, and either create an os/irix directory by copying the
> linux implementation, or just use the linux directory directly, e.g:
> 
> mipsel-*-irix) host_cpu=mips host_os=linux ;;
> 
> I'm guessing here what the canonical host string is for IRIX/MIPS32.
> As a matter of interest, is IRIX/MIPS big or little endian?

Hi Robert!

The host string on our IRIX is:

$ ./config.guess 
mips-sgi-irix6.5

AFAIK, MIPS CPUs can be boot little or big endian.  But I don't know if
that applies to all MIPS implementations.

- twisti



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