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Re: [patch] remove libtool use from darwin
- From: Mike Stump <mrs at apple dot com>
- To: Eric Christopher <echristo at apple dot com>
- Cc: gcc-patches at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 17:59:49 -0800
- Subject: Re: [patch] remove libtool use from darwin
- References: <2C444090-2DCB-4832-B3BE-22066EB12883@apple.com>
On Nov 29, 2006, at 3:39 PM, Eric Christopher wrote:
This could cause some projects which used either a) options to the
linker that didn't exist relying on libtool to translate them, or b)
used incorrectly options like -nostdlib. To help ameliorate problem
a) I hacked cctools a bit, but that version isn't out yet. I still
think the patch is legitimately a good idea because it will only
break behavior that was bad in the first place. I've been told from
some of the fink project people that they'd fixed some of the
problems that was being shown by b) already.
For darwin9, I think this is fine. For older darwin system, the
linker doesn't have the changes to cause commands that used to work to
continue to still work. I hate the idea of rolling a new cctools for
1.3.9 systems with those changes, just so we can change darwin as
I hate the idea of things magically breaking and then being fixed just
as magically in darwin9. To a user, it just looks like a regression.