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Re: Make special accommodation for cl in _AC_PROG_CC_G

From: Braden McDaniel
Subject: Re: Make special accommodation for cl in _AC_PROG_CC_G
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 19:41:24 -0400
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Quoting Kevin Ryde <address@hidden>:

> Braden McDaniel <address@hidden> writes:
> >
> > This patch explicitly checks $CC to see whether it is "cl" or "cl.exe".
> Hard coding compiler names is usually not a good idea.  If a
> particular compiler must be identified then testing a #define like for
> gcc is better.

cl defines _MSC_VER, IIRC. I can change the test to check for that if it would 
be preferred.

> Maybe some other strategy would be more general.  Like checking that
> adding -g both works and doesn't output any extra messages, or
> something like that.

I think finding out what "extra" is would be extremely difficult, if not 
impossible, to do in a general way.

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