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Re: PATCH RFA: Use $(COMPILER) to build objects


Hello Ian,

* Ian Lance Taylor wrote on Thu, May 21, 2009 at 07:54:24AM CEST:
> This is a preliminary step toward supporting a configure option to build
> gcc using either a C compiler or a C++ compiler.  I think it would lead
> to long term confusion to use $(CC) in a Makefile to represent a C++
> compiler.  This patch instead arranges to compile all code using
> $(COMPILER).  CFLAGS changes to COMPILER_FLAGS and ALL_CFLAGS changes to
> ALL_COMPILERFLAGS.  The COMPILER make variable is currently always set
> to $(CC); my intent is that in the future, a configure option will
> permit it to be set to either $(CC) or $(CXX).

FWIW, I don't see any problems with this patch (I cannot approve it),
but this scheme will probably not extend cleanly over to Automake-
generated makefiles.  That may not be a problem for GCC at all, I just
thought I'd mention it.

Cheers,
Ralf


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