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Re: -no-undefined on Win32

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: -no-undefined on Win32
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:15:42 -0500 (CDT)
User-agent: Alpine 2.01 (GSO 1266 2009-07-14)

On Fri, 18 Apr 2014, Evgeny Grin wrote:

Libtool always defaults to successful compilation and link, to the
maximum extent possible.

That's nice, leave it to compiler and linker. If something can be compiled and 
linked, it will be compiled and linked. If it can't be, then compiler or linker 
will fail. Why giving up before even try?

The GNU/Autoconf philosophy has always been that if software configures successfully that there should be a very high probability that the sofware will compile and work. Success at compiling on several platforms should indicate that it is highly likely to also compile on other platforms (including platforms that the package authors don't have access to).

If the software fails to compile, or fails to work, there is substantial possibility that the user won't know how to solve the problem.

Bob Friesenhahn
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,

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