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Re: [PATCH] remove warning for --host without --build

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: [PATCH] remove warning for --host without --build
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 21:02:10 +0200
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Peter Rosin wrote:
> it is wrong, it is a cross compile

I don't want to discuss words. The term "cross compile" was coined at
a time when every machine had only 1 format of executables that it could
execute. Now there are two possible meanings of the term.

> I think a warning is warranted somewhere if you
> are trying to run the host code on the build machine in a cross setup.
> Doing so must be considered fragile.

There's nothing fragile about it. Autoconf detects whether it can run
binaries produced by $CC or not. It's in line with Autoconf's design to
determine attributes about the build environment, so that the user does
not have to provide this information explicitly.


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