You can use this option to provide either of the following:
To provide a full GNU ld emulation, you must also use
--arm_linux_config_file. This combination of options selects the
appropriate GNU library paths specified by the configuration file, and includes changes to
some default behaviors.
To translate individual GNU ld command-line arguments into their ARM
compiler equivalents without aiming for full GNU ld emulation, use
--translate_gld to emulate GNU ld, but do not use it
--arm_linux_config_file. Because you are not aiming for full GNU
ld emulation with this method, default behavior of the ARM
compilation tools is retained, and no defaults are set for targeting ARM Linux. The library
paths and option defaults for the ARM compilation tools remained unchanged.
--translate_gld is used by invoking armcc as
if it were the GNU linker. This is intended only for use by existing build scripts
that involve the GNU linker directly.
g++ modes, armcc
reports itself with
--translate_gld as the linker it uses. For
To selectively specify options that are not to be translated, use
Specifying multiple GNU translation modes on the same command line is ambiguous to the
compiler. The first specified translation mode is used, and the compiler generates a warning
message. For example, given
armcc --translate_gcc --translate_gld, the
and generates a warning message.