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- To: jsm28 at cam dot ac dot uk (Joseph S. Myers)
- Subject: Re: gcc/INSTALL?
- From: Joe Buck <jbuck at synopsys dot COM>
- Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 09:52:28 -0700 (PDT)
- Cc: guerby at acm dot org (Laurent Guerby), gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
> I'd suggest the other way round - making the README solely point to the
> other manuals. Actually, I'd suggest making gcc/README go away, and
> making the toplevel README be GCC-specific - since this is a GCC
> distribution, we shouldn't confuse the user by suggesting that it might be
> a gdb distribution (say) instead, and shouldn't waste their time by making
> the most obvious README just indirect to another one.
Yes, this generic top-level README is a Cygnus-ism that is long overdue
for death. If people really want to preserve the notion that GCC is only
a subset of one ueber-tree that also can contain gdb, binutils, gas, and
every other tool under the sun, then perhaps the generic README could
be renamed README.generic, so that there can also be a README.GCC (and,
for other trees, a README.GAS, README.BINUTILS etc) at the top level.