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Re: [PATCH] * config.sub: Cordon off single-component aliases

From: John Ericson
Subject: Re: [PATCH] * config.sub: Cordon off single-component aliases
Date: Fri, 18 May 2018 13:11:09 -0400

"mingw32" would still work. Indeed I do not want to break compatability on intended short-hands like that. But "mingw32-vms" or something rediculous like that will no longer. (The "vms" is ignored currently.)


On May 18, 2018 10:00 AM, Earnie <address@hidden> wrote:

On 5/17/2018 5:57 PM, John Ericson wrote:
> Currently, there are number of aliases that expand both on their own and as
> part of multi-component configurations. For example:
> $ ./config.sub 386bsd-linux
> i386-pc-bsd
> This change moves all of those to just trigger on a single field branch,
> preventing their matching as part of larger components:
> $ ./config.sub 386bsd-linux
> Invalid configuration `386bsd-linux': machine `386bsd' not recognized

This would not be kind.  I expect that config.sub gives the proper
triplet when doing ./config.sub mingw32.  Or am I not understanding you?

The reason ./config.sub mingw32 returns the proper triplet is because
historically people, including many developers, have no idea what
i386-pc-mingw32 means when GCC and binutils creates a directory so
--host=mingw32 is given to create a mingw32 directory instead.


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