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Re: libtool max_cmd_len bits
Mike Stump wrote:
:-( And I tested that case on my system, and it worked because my
shell isn't `buggy'.
I think we're at roughly the same point shells that we were with make
previously: we should just require that you have a non-broken shell. I
wouldn't necessarily say "you must have bash", but "you must have a
POSIX or near-POSIX shell" would be reasonable.
1. We tell people to set CONFIG_SHELL anyhow, and don't really try to
make our build process work with shells like the Solaris or AIX /bin/sh.
2. The bootstrapping issue is easily worked around; just download the
pre-existing binary package of bash for your system, or build a cross
3. Building compilers is hard enough; we could simplify our lives by not
fighting with the shell.
I realize that the code in question is in libtool, not GCC, and
therefore that it's not for us to set policy. If the libtool people
want to be heros, that's certainly their privilege. I just think they
don't need to be.