Subject: Re: proposal: libcc1 -> static
To: Paul Kranenburg <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 01/05/1999 18:54:41
On Tue, 5 Jan 1999, Paul Kranenburg wrote:

: Beside the usual start-up overhead of yet another wrapper, this program
: also is pretty senseless when going about the thing it wants to do:
: it probes about every corner of the system looking for the native
: link-editor.

When you use C (and even then, it should find ld rather quickly right from
$PATH).  When you use C++, it has many more purposes, including the
implementation of -frepo (and in egcs 1.2, several more -f options).

: I've not tried to find out what the thing is that it wants to do, but
: I'm pretty sure its services are not even needed to build our system.

However, it will be needed in short order as people start assuming "egcs ==
has -frepo".

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.