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Re: compile problem

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: compile problem
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 15:53:49 +0100
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Alexandre Duret-Lutz wrote:
>>>>"Gary" == Gary V Vaughan <address@hidden> writes:
> [...]
>  Gary> So does that simply mean that libtool objects can be correctly built
>  Gary> as subdir-objects without AM_PROG_CC_C_O?  Sorry to bug you, just
>  Gary> making sure I understand why you made the patch the way you did...
> The purpose of AM_PROG_CC_C_O is to replace CC by the `compile'
> script which emulates a compiler that supports `-c -o' when the
> real CC does not.  As you pointed out, libtool already supplies such
> emulation, so `compile' is never needed when compiling lo files.

Okay.  But for a project built with `make -j', we still need AM_PROG_CC_C_O
and _LT_COMPILER_C_O to understand each others' locks :-(

> [...]
>  Gary> Meant to ask, why doesn't AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE (conditionally if
>  Gary> necessary) simply invoke AM_PROG_CC_C_O?
> We know it's needed only after processing the files.

Why not invoke it anyway?

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