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Re: cross tool detection

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: cross tool detection
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2008 09:50:19 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

Hello Harlan, Peter,

* Harlan Stenn wrote on Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 03:40:09AM CET:
> Peter Boyle wrote:
> > Mine is one of a class of apps that regularly use autoconf
> > in parallel computer codes. These by nature are often cross
> > tools, and frequently use vendor supplied wrappers like "mpicxx" as "CXX" 
> > etc to sort out the libraries & compile environment...
> I recommend you create symlinks (for example) from cpu-vendor-os-mpicxx
> (or whatever) to mpicxx so that the auto tools find your cross tools
> where they are expecting to find them.

FWIW, I think that's overkill.  The MPI wrappers have nothing to do with
cross compilation, and may even be able to (invoke a compiler to)
generate code for multiple targets.  We should zap this warning alright,
there have probably been a dozen such complaints in the last few years.


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