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  • From: Treeve Jelbert <treeve AT>
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  • Subject: Re: [SM-Discuss] Detection of GNU C++ compiler hangs when compiling gcc 4.3.0
  • Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 19:10:51 +0200

On Tuesday 27 May 2008 18:56:27 Arwed von Merkatz wrote:
> On Mon, May 26, 2008 at 08:39:24AM +0200, Thomas Orgis wrote:
> [...]
> > PS: When the GCC spells are so tricky with their consistency, would
> > it be beneficial to have _one_ gcc spell that optionally installs
> > g++, gfortran and the like; replacing g++ depends by sub-depends on
> > this one? It would at least ease updates; perhaps even speed up the
> > overall build as some synergy of common compile work would come into
> > efect?
> It was like that originally, but got split so spells could depend on
> specific compilers (we didn't have sub_depends back then). When
> subdepends were introduced, the decision was to still keep the gcc
> spells separate so you don't have to recompile the whole thing just to
> add one compiler (especially annoying when you include the long-to-build
> frontends like gcj and ada).
> Right now I don't have a strong opinion either way, both solutions have
> advantages and disadvantages.

I actually have a local version of the spell which integrates things.
g++ is then a dummy spell which uses 'depends -sub c++ gcc'

I find this setup is much faster when rebuilding things. I don't use gcj,
fortran or ada.

Regards, Treeve

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