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Re: 02-ac-lang-program-fortran-77.patch

From: Lars J. Aas
Subject: Re: 02-ac-lang-program-fortran-77.patch
Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2000 14:52:02 +0100
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On Wed, Nov 08, 2000 at 06:12:18PM -0600, Paul Martinolich wrote:
: Akim Demaille wrote:
: > But indeed I overlooked the problem of the extension :(.
: > 
: > Still, how do we want to neutralize this issue.  Do we want to keep
: > the GNUness test inside AC_PROG_F77 or not?
: With the extension change, then I think that the GNUness test should
: stay since this is GNU autoconf.
: My only reservation with the extension is what do we do when some
: unknown
: Fortran compiler won't compile code with a '.F' (assuming that is the
: one used).  I guess we can cross that bridge when we find one.

Autoconf must probably soon be extended to use compiler wrapper scripts.
Dealing with unsupported file-extensions is really the domain of those
wrappers, so is it worth it to complicate Autoconf with that right now
when it will likely be removed again later?

  Lars J

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