Subject: Re: modernizing config
To: Jonathan Stone <>
From: Charles M. Hannum <mycroft@MIT.EDU>
List: tech-kern
Date: 08/11/1996 22:06:05
Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU> writes:

> While changes for config are up for grabs, can we add a section
> to support configuring for different levels, or models, of a target
> platform?  Old config used to support this with the "cpu" keyword.
> Most ports are now supporting this with ad-hoc options. 

What would such a line actually *do*?  How would you propose getting
it to change the compiler options, for example?  You can already do
this, to some extent, with make's fancy substitution hacks.