This option configures a set of other options with defaults that are suitable for ARM Linux compilation.
These defaults are enabled automatically when you use one of the following ARM Linux options:
--translate_gccin full GCC emulation mode
--translate_g++in full GCC emulation mode
--translate_gldin full GCC emulation mode.
Typical use of this option is to aid the migration of legacy code. It enables you to simplify the compiler options used in existing makefiles, while retaining full and explicit control over the header and library search paths used.
When migrating from a build earlier than RVCT v4.0, you can
replace all of these options supplied to the compiler with a single
--arm_linux in the Linker Reference
--library=name in the Linker Reference
--search_dynamic_libraries, --no_search_dynamic_libraries in the Linker Reference
About building Linux applications with the ARM Compiler toolchain and GNU libraries in Building Linux Applications with the ARM® Compiler toolchain and GNU Libraries.