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Re: g77 Build Problems


On 01-May-2001, Toon Moene <toon@moene.indiv.nluug.nl> wrote:
> Note that we only support building the compilers in a different
> directory than the source ...

That does not conform to the GNU coding standards, which say that
configure should support building with the sources in `.':

 |    If the user does not specify `--srcdir', then configure should check
 |    both `.' and `..' to see if it can find the sources. If it finds the
 |    sources in one of these places, it should use them from there.

What's the rationale for not following the GNU coding standards here?

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