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Re: OBJ and EXE and cross-compilation (Was: AC_OBJEXT again)

From: Ralf Corsepius
Subject: Re: OBJ and EXE and cross-compilation (Was: AC_OBJEXT again)
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 19:21:56 +0100

Akim Demaille wrote:
> Maybe we should just make the difference between cross-compilation or
> not?  Here is what I propose.
> 1. AC_INIT uses uname to compute CYGWIN32, MINGW32 and EMXOS2,
>    hence OBJEXT and EXEEXT.
> 2. AC_LANG_COMPILER if cross-compiling runs the old Cygwin32 etc.
>    tests which involve a compilation (__CYGWIN32__).  It changes OBJEXT
>    and EXEEXT if needed.
This seems like heading into the wrong direction to me.
Morten's thought currently seems to be convincing to me:
Let's try to regard EXEEXT and OBJEXT as a tool's characteristics,
and do neither regard it as build nor host system characteristic.
EXEEXT and OBJEXT should be overrideable however.


Ralf Corsepius 
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