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Re: Ada files now checked in


On Sat, Oct 06, 2001 at 09:30:02AM -0700, Zack Weinberg wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 06, 2001 at 12:16:24PM -0400, dewar@gnat.com wrote:
> > <<FWIW, Debian has pretty much decided to do that.  Requiring an Ada
> > compiler for every bootstrap of the C compiler would introduce a lot of
> > complexity, especially given the number of our platforms on which Ada
> > isn't available - Linux/Alpha in particular seems to be problematic.
> > >>
> > 
> > That's an entirely reasonable decision
> > 
> > <<Is there any reason that the gcc driver from a 3.1 install which did
> > not include --enable-languages=ada should be unable to drive gnat1,
> > though?
> > >>
> > 
> > The answer to this should be no ...
> 
> I'm afraid the answer is yes.  If you configure a language out with
> --enable-languages, its spec strings are not included in the
> default_compilers array.  Therefore, even if the front-end magically
> appears in $(libsubdir), it won't be able to drive it.
> 
> That could of course be changed.

I'd very much like to see this change; if it's still true down the line
around 3.1 release (barring things like a specs rewrite we've all been
hoping for), I'll submit a patch myself.

-- 
Daniel Jacobowitz                           Carnegie Mellon University
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer


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