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Re: Preserving bootstrap with non-GCC compilers

On Wed, 2006-03-01 at 08:15 +0100, Eric Botcazou wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm a big fan of Zack's "over-my-dead-body" motto when it comes to ditching 
> bootstrap with non-GCC compilers. :-)  It turns out that bootstrap is again 
> broken on mainline for them (at least Sun CC) and that the problem is another 
> instance of PR bootstrap/18058.
Even though I don't mess with HP-UX anymore (and boy I'm a happier man
for that!), I'm still a supporter of the ability to bootstrap with
non-GCC compilers.

> Given that the problem has already showed up at least twice and that there is 
> a straightforward way to mimic it with GCC, I'm proposing to be proactive and 
> add -fkeep-inline-functions to CFLAGS for stage1 of an --enable-bootstrap 
> build if the bootstrap compiler is a version of GCC that supports it.  More 
> generally, if other bootstrap with non-GCC compilers issues pop up, I think 
> we should strive to emulate them with GCC.
Seems quite reasonable to me.


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