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Re: [PATCH] Ignore boilerplate logo from MSVC on stderr.

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Ignore boilerplate logo from MSVC on stderr.
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2010 13:17:45 -0800
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On 11/17/10 21:47, Peter Rosin wrote:
> If you take some random proprietary compiler on some
> random proprietary unix, you expect autotools to cope.

No, actually, I don't expect that.  For example, on Solaris 10, I
must pass some arguments to 'configure', or otherwise I won't
be using the proprietary compiler, or I'll be compiling
in 32-bit mode when I obviously want 64-bit, or I'll be
linking to the wrong libraries, or whatever.  It's pretty
common, actually, that some arguments will be required to
get a proper build on Solaris.  It shouldn't be surprising
that arguments might be required for a Microsoft environment

> Autoconf
> adding -g -- when -g is an unknown option -- is just the kind of thing
> that gives you bad vibes.

Yes, but it works well in practice.  It's not perfect, but it's
good enough.

Perhaps Autoconf-generated scripts should also add -nologo automatically, as
well as -g.  Would that solve the problem?  It'd be a lot simpler, if it
works, and it wouldn't require such an intimate connection to
the way Microsoft spells their copyright notice.  If done right, it
wouldn't require any more processes than are already used, I'd think.

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