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Re: GCC 3.0.2 and BSD Make
- To: "Perry E. Metzger" <perry at wasabisystems dot com>
- Subject: Re: GCC 3.0.2 and BSD Make
- From: Jeff Sturm <jsturm at one-point dot com>
- Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 14:32:57 -0400 (EDT)
- cc: Mark Mitchell <mark at codesourcery dot com>, "gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org" <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>, "rittle at latour dot rsch dot comm dot mot dot com" <rittle at latour dot rsch dot comm dot mot dot com>
On 26 Oct 2001, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> All the world isn't Linux. Solaris, Tru64, Irix, and fifty other
> platforms are out there. Bootstrapping code like this should depend
> only on lowest common denominator features if possible. It is wrong to
> release code that won't build on other platforms because the makefiles
> are broken.
Which parts need GNU make? Definitely libgcj does, perhaps libstdc++, I
dont know. But if --enable-languages=c still works with BSD make, that
may be good enough for some people.
I think the idea was to avoid bug reports from BSD users who configure GCC
with all languages enabled. The truth is a little more complicated, as
Keep in mind that any GNU/Linux bias here is likely a direct consequence
of the percentage of contributors who use that platform, and not any
covert attempt to break other platforms.