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Re: [RFC] Let's kill specs, completely rewrite gcc.c
- To: Michael Meissner <meissner at cygnus dot com>
- Subject: Re: [RFC] Let's kill specs, completely rewrite gcc.c
- From: Richard Henderson <rth at redhat dot com>
- Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2001 15:30:15 -0800
- Cc: Neil Booth <neilb at earthling dot net>, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org, "Chris G . Demetriou" <cgd at sibyte dot com>
- References: <20010107131442.B24550@daikokuya.demon.co.uk> <20010107173800.B18075@cse.cygnus.com>
On Sun, Jan 07, 2001 at 05:38:00PM -0500, Michael Meissner wrote:
> I hate to be a kill joy, but specs are quite heavily used, especially by
> embedded programers ...
They never should have been though, IMO.
> The main use of specs in this case, is to override the default libraries,
> A third use of specs is to override default options on a local basis
Both of which can be easily achieved by using a script to
invoke the gcc driver instead.
I'm in favour of a non-backwards-compatible re-design, if
it actually turns out be clean and maintainable.