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Re: [RFC] Custom tag interface

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: [RFC] Custom tag interface
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 09:26:30 -0600 (CST)

On Thu, 18 Mar 2004, Peter O'Gorman wrote:
> > One example use of these is for package maintainers such as myself; I
> > might want a 'libtool' that has C++ support through *both* "libtool g++"
> > and "libtool g++".
> >
> >     LT_TAG([CXX], [BINCXX])
> >     LT_TAG_SETVAR([BINCXX], [compiler], ["c++"])
> I fail to see the point of this. Why would you need multiple compiler
> support in libtool?
> If the reason is that /prefix/bin/libtool should support all possibilities,
> then I'd suggest that we stop installing /prefix/bin/libtool.

Shame on you, Peter O'Gorman. Shame on you. :-)

Libtool is a stand alone utility which can be used without any other
Auto tool to do useful things.  It was intended to be formally
installed from the beginning of libtool time, and we should not stop
doing so.

As far as multi-compiler support for the same language goes, it may
appear to be stretching things a bit, but if we can do it without too
much pain or burden, why not do so?

Bob Friesenhahn

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