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


Ian Lance Taylor wrote:
> 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).

I am not sure it is a good idea.  The main reason is that I think this
--enable-cxx-for-cc option should be in gcc, not in the toplevel.  I
don't see any problem with CC representing a C++ compiler, since it is
used to compile C/C++-common-subset code.

Paolo


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