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Re: PATCH: pointless code removal

From: Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Subject: Re: PATCH: pointless code removal
Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2002 11:08:10 +0100
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>>> "Bruce" == Bruce Korb <address@hidden> writes:

 Bruce> As far as I can tell, the removed code serves no purpose
 Bruce> (other than obfuscation ;-):

[... removal of -Xcompiler support ...]

 Bruce> P.S., my head hurts....

 Bruce> Also, anyone care to comment about the handling of "srcfile"?
 Bruce> Viz., what is really being accomplished that could not be
 Bruce> accomplished by:

 Bruce> eval srcfile=\"\$$#\"

This wouldn't work with

  libtool --compile gcc -c foo.c -Xcompiler -M

Automake's depcomp sometimes appends things like `-Wc,-M', but
I'm using the equivalent `-Xcompiler -M' here because it seems
your patch remove the support for this.
Alexandre Duret-Lutz

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