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Re: Not-really-cross-compilation issues

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: Not-really-cross-compilation issues
Date: 22 Jan 2001 17:08:56 +0100
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>>>>> "Peter" == Peter Eisentraut <address@hidden> writes:

Peter> Akim Demaille writes: Autoconf now assumes that if you can't
Peter> run a program then you must be cross-compiling, so you should
Peter> use --host.
>> No, it says `It doesn't work', and `if you were doing cross
>> compilation, then say it loud and clear'.
>> What kind of message would you suggest?

Peter> No message, just continue.  

I'm surprised!

You seem to prefer the old behavior?  I certainly don't.  The sooner
losing environment are diagnosed, the better.

Peter> Or maybe some message, but continue anyway.  Notice how my
Peter> example didn't even use AC_CANONICAL_xxx, so the specification
Peter> of --host is completely pointless.  

You seem to have missed one of the most important changes in 2.50: the
consistent and uniform handling of cross-compilation issues which *are
not related* to AC_CANON.

Peter> This will confuse users.

If you think the error message should be improved, please make
suggestions.  But as far as the error is concerned, I don't think we
will change it.

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