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Re: Patch: automatic dependencies for gcc


>>>>> "Ben" == Ben Elliston <bje@au1.ibm.com> writes:

Ben> I'm sure this will attract a lot of flames ;-), but did you consider
Ben> just converting the gcc directory over to Automake?  Without the runtime
Ben> library goop in there now, it should be a lot simpler.

I did not consider it.

FWIW I don't think Automake is really suitable for GCC.  GCC does
funny things, like the Make-lang.in fragments (which are found at
configure time -- Automake likes to see this kind of stuff at
automake-time).

Maybe it could be done.  Or maybe GCC could use Quagmire :-).
But IMO automatic dependencies are the most important missing feature.
What else is there?  GCC doesn't use "make dist", and many of the
other missing targets are not really super-useful, as evidenced by
nobody ever writing them.

Tom


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