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Re: Ping: Cygwin libtool / assembler problem with -DPIC

From: Albert Chin
Subject: Re: Ping: Cygwin libtool / assembler problem with -DPIC
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 10:27:56 -0500
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On Thu, Oct 14, 2004 at 03:17:57AM -0400, Charles Wilson wrote:
> I'm not convinced that it is a BAD thing to emit a -Dcode indicating 
> when a source file is being compiled for a shared object, even when just 
> considering cygwin alone.  I can see cases where one might want to 
> implement something differently within a shared lib vs. a static lib. 
> If we unilaterally remove -DPIC on cygwin, we can never do anything like 
> that.

I am all for ditching -D[var]. However, if we keep it, we must make
sure the language supports -D[var] if we add it (libtool now supports
C, C++, GCJ and we should make sure they all accept -D[var]).

albert chin (address@hidden)

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