[SM-Discuss] split gcc spells
Arwed von Merkatz
v.merkatz at gmx.net
Wed Jun 30 12:07:55 EDT 2004
On Wed, Jun 30, 2004 at 11:54:13AM -0400, Paul wrote:
> We do gain the fact that when I decide to play with Objective C for a
> few days, I don't have to wait a week for gcc to rebuild with the
> compiler, and when I'm done, I dont' can remove the compiler I want.
> Dito for gcj. Also, it helps pave the way for the future when we have
> different classes of depends like compile time depends and runtime
No, since you still have to recast gcc to get the compiler, the only
thing that's split out is the runtime libraries, which doesn't help us
at all for depends. It does make trying a new compiler a tiny bit faster
since you don't have to recompile libstdc++ every time, but that's it.
> Unn... have I even told you about that yet? It's been a long standing
> occasional request on the "would be nice to have" list.
Would be nice if we really had a split compiler, but that's not the
> On Wed, 2004-30-06 at 16:58 +0200, Arwed von Merkatz wrote:
> > Hi,
> > could anyone enlighten me what we win with the split gcc spells compared
> > to a single one? The user still has to choose the right compilers when
> > casting the gcc spell, so nothing has changed there.
> > As far as I can see all we get is a lot more maintenance for no real
> > benefit, am I wrong there?
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