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Re: 1.5 automatically generating C++, F77 tags

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: 1.5 automatically generating C++, F77 tags
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2003 17:29:40 -0500 (CDT)

On Mon, 2 Jun 2003, Jeff Trawick wrote:

> Albert Chin wrote:
> > It's really annoying to have 1.5 automatically generate the C++ and
> > F77 tags. I'm trying to figure out why it does this.
> does "generate the C++ and F77 tags" mean "care whether or not the C++
> preprocessor is acceptable?"
> the latest Apache source tarball was prepared with libtool 1.5, and
> somebody with an unacceptable C++ prepreprocessor (which means nothing
> to Apache) couldn't build, though they'd been able to build prior release

I have noticed this myself.  Apparently a standard Autoconf test is
used to test the C++ cpp, and if the test fails, configure exits with
an error.  This may be an acceptable approach for C, but it is not a
friendly approach when testing C++, which may not be used by the
package, or may be used for an optional component.

Bob Friesenhahn

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