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

Ian Lance Taylor iant@google.com
Tue Nov 28 15:10:00 GMT 2006


Nick Clifton <nickc@redhat.com> writes:

> > 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.

Besides that, gcc has a very long history, due to Cygnus, of
supporting a complex in-tree build.  We support in-tree binutils,
newlib, etc.  I don't think we should reject patches on the basis that
that is a bad idea.

Ian



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