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Re: GCC 4.5.0 Released

On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 07:22:47PM +0200, Steven Bosscher wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 7:09 PM, Jack Howarth <> wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 05:52:03PM +0200, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> >> On 04/19/2010 03:35 PM, Jack Howarth wrote:
> >>> ? ? The annoucement should probably note that targets which lack
> >>> objdump currently can't build plugins. I've had about as much
> >>> luck getting the patch to fix this...
> I thought plugins only work with ELF anyway?

No! The gcc45 fink packaging that I prepared using my proposed patch
can be used to compile dragon-egg svn on darwin. Both I and Peter O'Gorman
have been using dragon-egg with gcc 4.5.0 on darwin and it works fine. I don't
understand why everyone insists that plugins can not (and apparently must not)
run on darwin.

> > Well your review does pretty much amount to "because darwin lacks
> > objdump like linux, the patch is rejected...".
> Stop that argument. You're fighting windmills.

What is a windmill here and why must gcc/ insist that 
objdump be present in order to validate that plugins can be built?
Don't other targets (AIX?) lack objdump in their default configuration?
My patch was an attempt to as general as possible (and not resort
darwin specific tools to look for exported symbols in the absence
of objdump).
> Ciao!
> Steven

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