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Re: Recent patch to pass through unrecognized options in CVS HEAD

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: Recent patch to pass through unrecognized options in CVS HEAD
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 11:37:29 -0500 (CDT)

On Tue, 14 Sep 2004, Albert Chin wrote:

I am keen to come up with a low maintenance framework for tracking
these optioned arguments so that adding new ones is a snap.  Searching
for the right case...esac and adding a new block is a PITA.

So you're saying we should not revert the patch? I think that's the
most maintainable solution. Libtool has lived without the patch for
this long. Adding a case statement to pass through known options will
solve the problem of passing through 64-bit flags which should get us
better behavior than before. Nirvana, passing through all unknown
options, seems impossible.

I recommend that the patch be reverted. A generic mechanism can be added to specify which options should be passed, and how many arguments the option requires. This may be more difficult to do efficiently from a shell script than when using a compiled language. In order to ease maintenance, part of the libtool script can be automatically generated from an options configuration file.

Bob Friesenhahn

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