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Re: [C++ PATCH] Implement new "force_static" attribute

On Tue, 2013-07-02 at 20:49 +0000, Joseph S. Myers wrote:
> On Tue, 2 Jul 2013, David Malcolm wrote:
> > So I envisage a "--enable-shared" configuration switch to opt-in to the
> > shared library code, but I want as minimize the difference between the
> > two cases.
> --enable-host-shared or --enable-shared-gcc or some other such option 
> name, please, not plain --enable-shared with currently refers to the 
> libraries built for the target.  Whether the target libraries should be 
> shared libraries is a choice completely independent of whether to build 
> GCC itself as a shared library

Good catch; thanks.  I've added a note on this to my plan doc. [1]

>  (or libraries? - since you have lots of 
> separate front ends that don't currently expect to be linked together, 
> although actually making it possible to link them together is probably 
> only a few days' work).

I think a lot of this will be dependent on Andrew's big frontend vs
backend cleanup, but yes, multiple libraries would be much nicer.



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