Requests that the compiler targets the A32 or ARM® instruction sets.
Most ARMv7-A (and earlier) processors support two instruction sets:
the ARM instruction set, and the Thumb instruction set. ARMv8-A AArch32 continues to
support these two instruction sets, but they are renamed as A32 and T32
respectively. ARMv8-A additionally introduces the A64 instruction set, used in the
AArch64 execution state.
Different architectures support different instruction sets:
- ARMv8-A processors in AArch64 state execute A64 instructions.
- ARMv8-A processors in AArch32 state, as well as ARMv7 and
earlier A- and R- profile processors execute A32 (formerly ARM) and T32
(formerly Thumb) instructions.
- M-profile processors execute T32 (formerly Thumb) instructions.
-marm option targets the A32
(formerly ARM) instruction set.
NoteThis option is only valid for targets that support the A32 or ARM instruction sets. For example, the
-marm option is not valid with
AArch64 targets. The compiler ignores the
-marm option and generates a warning with AArch64
The default for all targets that support ARM or A32 instructions is