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Re: Patch to make trunk compile on m68k-next-nextstep3 with 3 = 3.2
- To: "Melissa O'Neill" <oneill at cs dot sfu dot ca>
- Subject: Re: Patch to make trunk compile on m68k-next-nextstep3 with 3 = 3.2
- From: Jeffrey A Law <law at cygnus dot com>
- Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 04:33:45 -0600
- cc: Toon Moene <toon at moene dot indiv dot nluug dot nl>, EGCS-Patches <egcs-patches at cygnus dot com>
- Reply-To: law at cygnus dot com
In message <199809270810.BAA15313@aldrington.ppp.cs.sfu.ca>you write:
> Toon Moene writes:
> > It would be interesting to think up a method to have autoconf
> > discern between NEXTSTEP 3.2 and 3.3; perhaps by reading `as -v'
> > output ?
> This is one of the least reliable indicators. NEXTSTEP's assembler is
> based on GAS (although NeXT's changes don't appear to have been folded
> into the mainline GAS sources). So, because /lib/m68k/as (or whatever)
> is free software, someone with 3.2 can legally copy the 3.3 version off
> the CD-ROM, or compile it themselves using the GNUSource.pkg NeXT
Instead of having different configs for 3.2 vs 3.3, maybe we should be
testing for gas functionality and enabling the new code only when we detect
the specific gas feature that we need.