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Re: Get rid of libtool? [was Re: Makefile problems]


On Mon, Feb 25, 2002 at 12:45:11AM -0500, Jeff Sturm wrote:
> On 25 Feb 2002, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> 
> > The only advantage I see for GCC in keep on using libtool is the
> > abstraction.
> 
> But when we need a great deal of control over how the shared lib is built
> we have to get past the abstraction layer anyway.
> 
> For any casual, naive attempts to build a shared lib I would
> wholeheartedly recommend libtool.  For specific use like libgcj (and
> probably libstdc++) it is more debateable.

I agree here; it seems we spend more time undoing libtool's abstraction
than libtool spends adding it.  :-)


Phil

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