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Re: Recap and patch to deprecating cross-compiler stuff

From: Eric Sunshine
Subject: Re: Recap and patch to deprecating cross-compiler stuff
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 10:05:21 -0500

On Mon, 22 Mar 2004 14:02:54 +0100, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-03-22 at 11:51, Bonzini wrote:
> > Here is an updated patch that removes the deprecation, but
> > still changes the other bits.
> Sorry, Paolo, I am strongly opposed to this patch.
> AFAIU, you are just about to revert all simplifications on
> cross-compilation autoconf has eared since 2.5x.
> At least your changes seem to be completely incompatible to
> autoconf-2.5x and will definitely break packages. Therefore, if there
> should be consensus on this patch, it should not be applied to autoconf
> before 3.0.

I don't see that.  His changes refine and finalize the clean-up which began  
with 2.5x.  He is not reverting any behavior, but is instead removing the  
ugly transitional hacks which were introduced by 2.5x (the hacks in which the  
manual said "do not rely upon this transitional behavior").  Paolo's patch  
does not introduce incompatibilities which break 2.5x behavior.  The only  
actual behavioral change is slight.  With his patch, specifying --host tells  
Autoconf that cross-compilation mode is definitely requested. Without the  
patch, --host tells Autoconf that cross-compilation mode _might_ be  
requested.  This patch makes cross-compilation mode entirely deterministic,  
which was one of the goals of the transitional changes made in the 2.5x line.

-- ES

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