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Re: bin/56882: /usr/bin/cpp useless in base set

The following reply was made to PR bin/56882; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: bin/56882: /usr/bin/cpp useless in base set
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2022 01:16:18 +0000

 On Mon, Jul 11, 2022 at 07:40:24AM +1000, matthew green wrote:
  > >  I am fine with importing tradcpp, but are we sure that all of these
  > >  uses currently use -traditional?
  > >  
  > >  (Granted they probably *should* but the question is whether they *do*.)
  > the alternative (compiler cpp) is *huge*.
 Right, moving cc1 out of the compiler set would totally defeat the
 purpose of having a compiler set.
 The question really is whether we need a small C89 cpp as well :-|
  > xrdb's configure looks for a "cpp -traditional" option
  > being available, and calendar has:
  > calendar.c:           (void)execl(_PATH_CPP, "cpp", "-traditional", "-P", "-I.",
  > so i think tradcpp would work for us here, for at least
  > those two applications.
 I guess I should do the honors since I wrote the thing...
 David A. Holland

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