ARM® Compiler Getting Started Guide

Version 5.04

Table of Contents

About this book
Using this book
Typographic conventions
Other information
1 Overview of ARM® Compiler
1.1 About ARM® Compiler
1.2 Host platform support for ARM® Compiler
1.3 Changing to the 64-bit linker
1.4 About the toolchain documentation
1.5 Licensed features of ARM® Compiler
1.6 Standards compliance in ARM® Compiler
1.7 Compliance with the ABI for the ARM Architecture (Base Standard)
1.8 GCC compatibility provided by ARM® Compiler
1.9 Toolchain environment variables
1.10 ARM architectures supported by the toolchain
1.11 ARM® Compiler support on 64-bit host platforms
1.12 Considerations when using the 64-bit linker
1.13 Special characters on the command line
1.14 Rules for specifying command-line options
1.15 Order of options on the command line
1.16 Methods of specifying command-line options
1.17 Precedence of command-line options when using them in a text file
1.18 Portability of source files between hosts
1.19 TMP and TMPDIR environment variables for temporary file directories
1.20 Autocompletion of command-line options
1.21 About specifying Cygwin paths in compilation tools on Windows
1.22 Rogue Wave documentation
1.23 Further reading
2 Getting Started with the Compilation Tools
2.1 About the ARM compilation tools
2.2 The ARM compiler command
2.3 The ARM linker command
2.4 The ARM assembler command
2.5 The fromelf image converter command
A Getting Started Guide Document Revisions
A.1 Revisions for Getting Started Guide

List of Figures

1-1 Rogue Wave HTML documentation
2-1 A typical tool usage flow diagram

List of Tables

1-1 Environment variables used by the toolchain
A-1 Differences between Issue I and Issue J
A-2 Differences between issue H and issue I
A-3 Differences between Issue F and Issue H
A-4 Differences between Issue E and Issue F
A-5 Differences between Issue D and Issue E
A-6 Differences between Issue C and Issue D
A-7 Differences between Issue A and Issue B

Release Information

Document History
Issue Date Confidentiality Change
A 28 May 2010 Non-Confidential ARM Compiler v4.1 Release
B 30 September 2010 Non-Confidential Update 1 for ARM Compiler v4.1
C 28 January 2011 Non-Confidential Update 2 for ARM Compiler v4.1 Patch 3
D 30 April 2011 Non-Confidential ARM Compiler v5.0 Release
E 29 July 2011 Non-Confidential Update 1 for ARM Compiler v5.0
F 30 September 2011 Non-Confidential ARM Compiler v5.01 Release
G 29 February 2012 Non-Confidential Document update 1 for ARM Compiler v5.01 Release
H 27 July 2012 Non-Confidential ARM Compiler v5.02 Release
I 31 January 2013 Non-Confidential ARM Compiler v5.03 Release
J 27 November 2013 Non-Confidential ARM Compiler v5.04 Release

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