Subject: Re: Proposed change to GNU config.guess
To: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
From: Ben Elliston <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/26/1999 14:58:46
> : echo "int x;" > foo.c; cc -c foo.c -o foo.o && file foo.o; rm foo.[co]
> I certainly hope that file(1) will not be used in the patch. That's far
> from platform-independent (see cross-compiling...).
It doesn't need to be *that* platform dependent. It only needs to be
guaranteed to work on those systems under test (ie. NetBSD systems).
Cross-compilation doesn't enter the picture: config.guess is only intended
to determine the type of the build system. It was never designed to do