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Re: removing the old build/host/target compatibility code (Was: current
Re: removing the old build/host/target compatibility code (Was: current glibc vs debian sid)
13 Dec 2002 11:16:59 -0200
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On Oct 24, 2002, Akim Demaille <address@hidden> wrote:
> | % ./configure --host=`tools/config.guess`
> | configure: WARNING: If you wanted to set the --build type, don't use --host.
> | If a cross compiler is detected then cross compile mode will be used.
> | checking whether we are cross compiling... no
> | ^^^^
> | configure didn't found a cross compiler, so it assumes a native
> | build :(
> | Is this some sort of backward compatibility heuristic that is
> | planned for removal? When?
> Whenever people think we are ready...
> I am fine with removing the old scheme for 2.55. I'd like to have an
> opinion from Alexandre Oliva (Hi pal!).
Hi, Akim! Long time! :-)
For whatever my opinion is worth at such a late stage of the
discussion, I don't think this should be removed in the next 5 years
or so. This kind of thing needs a lot of time to phase out, given how
pervasive it is. For at least as long as you can still find a lot of
code out there that uses autoconf 2.13, you shouldn't really drop the
compatibility layer from 2.5x, otherwise you prevent someone from
putting together a collection of packages that configure with both
versions of autoconf.
Alexandre Oliva Enjoy Guarana', see http://www.ic.unicamp.br/~oliva/
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