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Re: [Gnucap-devel] missing info in the models tarballs.

From: nbs_r
Subject: Re: [Gnucap-devel] missing info in the models tarballs.
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 00:26:42 +0900
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al davis wrote:
On Sunday 25 February 2007 07:59, Stuart Brorson wrote:
2. The libtool tarball is about 3 MB. about 3 times the size of
the gnucap basic tarball. (core + enough plugins to be useful)
It contains lots of stuff for lots of systems.
I gotta agree with the chorus of libtool advocates.  It will make your
life easier.   Also, what the big deal about a 3MB tarball if you
already require g++ to build Gnucap & it's plug-ins?

It creates a RUN TIME dependency for something that should be determined pre-build, that can be determined without it,
and doesn't completely solve the problem.

I think libtool is not really necessary. A simple platform-dependent wrapper script would do fine. There are not so many options required for building plugins after all (few dependencies (?), no site-dependent configuration). What is necessary is compiler/linker invocation and this can be hardcoded or, as David proposed, dumped to the file at build-time configuration of gnucap itself.

Still, the most reliable option would be to ship gnucap with a model interpreter/vm or at least an embedded compiler. Sites without or with incomplete development tools are not that uncommon.


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