Subject: Re: Changes to for some architectures
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 11/12/1999 09:59:01
On Sat, 13 Nov 1999 01:10:35 +1100 
 Simon Burge <> wrote:

 > > I've done a "make build" with this on a pmax and have no problems so
 > > far.  It also seems from a limited look that the alpha can also use
 > > this, but that ELF i386 and sparc can't.  I'll do a full test on alpha
 > > over the weekend.
 > Mmm, I like alphas.  They're faster than pmaxes :)  It seems so far
 > that the alpha is ok too.
 > Note that there was on error in my patch - in, the default
 > for MKPICLIB must be set before it is first tested...

I have one suggestion...

Instead of eliminating libfoo_pic.a, do the following:

	libfoo_pic.a -> libfoo.a

that way 3rd party programs that might want PIC code don't have to care
about knowing if libfoo is inherently PIC or not :-)

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>