[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: experimental package: gcc4-4.3.2-2

Yaakov (Cygwin/X) yselkowitz@users.sourceforge.net
Fri Mar 13 06:59:00 GMT 2009


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First, I must say, many thanks for all your hard work on gcc4!

Dave Korn wrote:
>   No reason that I can think of in general.  The only case would be when you
> really need to override intra-libstdc++ calls to operators new and delete, in
> which case you need to link the whole thing statically.
>
>   Also, some 3PPs will get warm fuzzies from having one less DLL to
> distribute, though it hardly makes the resulting executables any more
> "standalone" ;-)

Since when exactly do we care about 3PPs here? :-)  Doesn't sound like
much of a reason not to have -shared-libgcc the default for gcc as well
(unless, of course, -static is specified, as you did with the other
languages).  Would you consider changing this for -3?

>   Errr, dunno.  It's a standard GCC command-line option, libtool ought to be
> taught to understand it - surprised it doesn't already.

No, it just seems to ignore it entirely.  The only way I've found so far
is to define CC="gcc-4 -shared-libgcc" for configure.  Not pretty.  :-(


Yaakov
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