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Re: A patch for Makefile.in
- To: law at cygnus dot com, Andi Kleen <ak at muc dot de>
- Subject: Re: A patch for Makefile.in
- From: Andi Kleen <ak at muc dot de>
- Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 19:12:35 +0200
- Cc: "H.J. Lu" <hjl at lucon dot org>, egcs-patches at cygnus dot com
- References: <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On Mon, Jul 27, 1998 at 06:36:21PM +0200, Jeffrey A Law wrote:
> In message <email@example.com>you write:
> > > I'm open to thoughts & comments from the list on this topic.
> > I'm not sure why you want this.
> Because when people call cpp directly it bypasses the specs handling
> in the compiler, which is the preferred way to handle predefines and
> If folks had been calling cpp indirectly via gcc, when we would not
> have had the -Di386 fiasco for example.
But see the rest of my message. Lots of programs use cpp for non-C
text files, and they don't need the sophisticated specs file handling.
Most Unix systems supply a cpp somewhere in the standard $PATH, it just
does not work on gcc based systems.