Subject: Re: gcc/binutils/gdb import proposal
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 07/17/2000 12:01:26
On 17 Jul 2000, Chris G. Demetriou wrote:

: right, but then you're on the hook for actually fixing up "the other
: tool" (i.e. the one other than the one whose BFD you just imported) to
: work properly with the new "significant changes" in the new BFD.
: That seems undesirable, to me.

Past experience for us was that bfd doesn't change in incompatible ways very
often.  Other than introducing another new function at the end of the ops
structure, which a simple recompile and major number bump would solve, this
should be ~fine in the general case.

Personally, I am willing to take that risk, given that shared tree builds
like this are [verified to be] still practiced at cygnus/redhat.

-- Todd Vierling (