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Re: GCC COMPILE OPTIONS


Ian Lance Taylor wrote:
"Lalit Seth" <sethlalitwo@gmail.com> writes:

I like to knw why we use "gmake bootstrap-lean" to compile GCC instead
of "gmake". How they are different and what behaviour changes are
there in 2 cases for GCC compiler.

We have no idea why you do that.


The difference is that during bootstrap-lean old stages are removed
when they are no longer needed.  That is, bootstrap-lean uses less
disk space.  There is no difference in the compiler.

I thought OP might be asking why it took so long for gcc build to implement a default which should know when bootstrap is required. Only the recent versions can build from scratch without explicit bootstrap option.


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