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Re: Override default CXXFLAGS

From: Richard Ash
Subject: Re: Override default CXXFLAGS
Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2011 12:14:48 +0000

On Sat, 2011-01-22 at 11:16 +0100, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> On 01/22/2011 03:50 AM, Sergio Belkin wrote:
> > I answer myself: RTMF :)
> >
> > "If using the GNU C compiler, set shell variable GCC to β€˜yes’. If
> > output variable CFLAGS was not already set, set it to -g -O2 for the
> > GNU C compiler (-O2 on systems where GCC does not accept -g), or -g
> > for other compilers. If your package does not like this default, then
> > it is acceptable to insert the line β€˜: ${CFLAGS=""}’ after AC_INIT and
> > before AC_PROG_CC to select an empty default instead. "
> That's only half of the story ("-O2 -g is gcc-specific").
> CXXFLAGS needs to stay overridable from the configure command-line 
> (configure CXXFLAGS="..." and from the envirionment
> (CXXFLAGS="..." configure).

A lot of packages seem to do this


and ditto for CXXFLAGS, CPPFLAGS as appropriate. Doesn't seem to cause
problems, although pathalogically, if you had a C compiler that required
an flag to work at all, then it would break that case.

This allows CFLAGS from the environment through bug suppresses the -O2
-g from the macro (in the case I use it, there is a separate --debug
option which adds -g back in if the other libraries are built to work
with it).


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