It looks like people often have trouble finding the libstdc++-specific configure
options. It is suggested, very sensibly in my opinion, that the documentation
should be added to http://gcc.gnu.org/install/configure.html, in a specific
section - similarly to Fortran/Java(libgcj) and so on - or, maybe, linked from
there. This idea makes even more sense now that libstdc++-v3 is a integral
part of the GCC project.
Confirmed, --with-pic being documented would be very nice even though it is a generic libtool
configure option, it is most used with libstdc++ as shown by the bug reports about the using static
libstdc++ in a shared library.
Benjamin, any opinion about this issue?
Would love to see something standardized for all libs in gcc. My preference is to have libstdc++ config docs linked to in gcc docs. (No duplication, just alias.)
One thing that could be done would be to add a "C++ Specific Option" to
And link to
Or options on that page, don't care.
As an aside, are a lot of these java config opts actually still relevant?
There's always ./configure --help=recursive from the top level; the "recursive" makes it print the help text from subdirs like libstdc++ too.
The issue of undocumented configure options also came up in bug 82824, although that was a tangent so I won't add it under "See Also"
(In reply to Benjamin Kosnik from comment #3)
> As an aside, are a lot of these java config opts actually still relevant?
No, java has been removed.