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Re: Support for VC++ toolchain (was Re: Absolute paths generated by libt

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: Support for VC++ toolchain (was Re: Absolute paths generated by libtool.)
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 13:49:45 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-11-01)

Hello Benoit,

* Benoit Sigoure wrote on Tue, Nov 28, 2006 at 12:54:09PM CET:
> Now the question is: would consider support for VC++ in libtool? This would
> imply doing something similar to what wgcc does, that is: rewritting all the
> arguments (-I's, -D's etc) for VC++. I can (try to) contribute. Any 
> suggestion?

This isn't the first time this is discussed.
a) It's better to have something that works just as well with plain
Automake as it does with Libtool or the combination of both.
b) It's not desirable to add support to three or more different MSVC
hacks to Libtool (Peter Egberg's approach, the wgcc one, and yours),
all of them being lengthy and invasive and maintenance-intensive.
So you'd have to make a very good case of why the two former ones
aren't what you need.  Have you even tried them?

> Is there a libtool-HOWTO-hack guide?

The Libtool manual has some pointers, the source code more (search for
PORTME in the macro files), the file HACKING in the CVS repository
exists.  The mailing list archives exist, exists, and the
libtool-patches exists as source of feedback.

Hope that helps.


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