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

Dave Korn dave.korn.cygwin@googlemail.com
Fri Mar 13 07:06:00 GMT 2009

Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:

>>   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? :-)

  We don't, hence my smiley!

>  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?

  I'm fully in favour of changing the default once we've had a little running
in period, along with the change to gcc4 as the system default compiler.  But
I'd really like to have the libstdc/weak problem fixed before making that
switch, so that our default mode of operation isn't non-conformant.

>>   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.  :-(

  Can you take this one upstream for us?  LT really ought to know about these
two options, they're not even Cygwin-specific at all.


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