[Patch/RFC] Enable PCH for mingw32

Ranjit Mathew rmathew@gmail.com
Tue Jun 1 12:45:00 GMT 2004

Danny Smith wrote:

> There is still a bug that I tripped over when testing the libstdc++
> pch file.
> On targets that HAVE_TARGET_EXECUTABLE_SUFFIX the command
>  gcc foo.h -ofoo
> creates foo.{TARGET_EXEXUTABLE_SUFFIX) not foo.  The problem arise in
> the call to convert_filename in gcc.c.

I think this macro and its behaviour is heavily influenced
by Windows - on Windows, renaming "foo.exe" to "foo" makes
Windows reject the program as a non-executable. (In fact,
are there any other platforms that require executables to
have a well-known suffix?)

You might want to think of TARGET_EXECUTABLE_SUFFIX as "thing
to always add to the output executable file name, if not
present already".

Looked at this way, it's not a bug but a feature. 8-)


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