C++ automatic template instantiation?
Sun Apr 23 07:31:00 GMT 2000
>>>>> Richard Kenner <email@example.com> writes:
>> I know too little about gcc's internals to really understand why
>> Martin thinks -frepo is broken beyond repair...
> One problem is that there is a number of things that should work but
> don't, eg. producing libraries is difficult, and compiling with -S is
> not supported (as well as producing an executable directly from
> The other (IMO more important) problem is that it will be always
> possible to trick the -frepo mechanism. For example, I believe
> recompilation currently does not take the GCC_EXEC_PREFIX variable
> into account (or any other environment variable). Also, never move any
> files around between compilation and linking, or recompilation won't
> find the original ones, anymore.
> Perhaps I'm misremembering, but weren't these essentially the reasons
> that RMS was so against putting in this code in the first place?
I think so. But I felt then, and still do, that -frepo, while deeply
flawed, is better than nothing.
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