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Re: RFA/RFC: Adding support for gmp and mpfr sources in the build tree
Nick Clifton <email@example.com> writes:
> > I think GCC should be a stand-alone software package.
> But at the moment, with the dependencies upon GMP and MPFR it really
> isn't a stand alone package. Especially considering that the MPFR
> package is not a commonly installed package on most systems.
Besides that, gcc has a very long history, due to Cygnus, of
supporting a complex in-tree build. We support in-tree binutils,
newlib, etc. I don't think we should reject patches on the basis that
that is a bad idea.