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Re: suggestion for cygwin gcc-3.2
- From: "Gareth Pearce" <tilps at hotmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2002 00:25:03 +0000
- Subject: Re: suggestion for cygwin gcc-3.2
Just to point out why this isnt such a great solution to all the worlds
problems. If I (the theoretical me that is) do that, I have to make that
part of the build instructions for any package I release, and have to assume
that the diagnositic message isnt going to change so that my users who are
compiling their own coyy of gcc which might be a different version to mine
will have it crash and burn.
If this really bugs you so much, wrap the compiler in a script that filters
the output to suppress the diagnostics you don't want to see. Then use the
script instead of directly invoking the compiler. In Make, just override
the default CC (or whatever) variable.
<rant - please ignore :P>
No, at the moment it looks like if I want this to change I have to spend a
year worming my way into the gcc core and create change from within.
Ofcourse by then, most packages will have upgraded their build systems to
compensate (hopefully) - its only really the transition time which will
Besides, just ignoring the message isn't safe, it is there for a reason.
Me - who only has one package and doesnt install anything much from source
on cygwin can live with the tiny pain, but I know from experience on an
OSF/1 box (where i have been using gcc head for 5 months) where I have to
compile everything from source, its quite a pain.
However cgf has spoken, hes the gcc maintainer here so its his call, he does
have a valid point (it is apparent that plenty of users builder their on gcc
from gcc sources not mingw branch and any such user would have to face the
breakage which we are all trying to avoid), but 'it was worth a try(tm)'.
Nicholas can feel free to push further but I dont exactly have the free time
for protracted discusions(aka hotpotato wars) at the moment (stupid thesis
Gareth - just that guy over there, never mind him.
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