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Re: RFA/RFC: Adding support for gmp and mpfr sources in the build tree


Hi Mark,

I continue to believe that incorporating these libraries into our tree
is a bad idea, and that even including machinery to use in-tree copies
is a bad idea,

Why is it a bad idea ? Is it the "funny options and DejaGNU goo" that you referred to or is there some other reason why you do not like it ?


> at least until we have staged installation support.

Well I would definitely support the staged installation idea, I think that would really benefit gcc.

I think GCC should be a stand-alone software package.

But at the moment, with the dependencies upon GMP and MPFR it really isn't a stand alone package. Especially considering that the MPFR package is not a commonly installed package on most systems.


Cheers
  Nick



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