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Re: First go at adding GCC_VERSIONS_ACCEPTED support

On Fri, Oct 16, 2015 at 11:02:00AM +0200, Thomas Klausner wrote:
 > On Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 09:08:17AM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
 > >   2) how to deal with mixed compilers and libs.  If there's a c++
 > >   library, and it doesn't need C++11, and then a C++ porgram does and
 > >   links to the library, is that sound?  What about the other way around?
 > How does this sound:
 > * we define, per operating system/version, a default c++ compiler,
 >   let's say gcc-4.9 (or whatever we think is the best version on that
 >   platform). this version is pulled in whenever c++ is defined in
 >   USE_LANGUAGES. It should support c++11.
 > * the user can override this default globally, before compiling packages

I feel like in the long run we want/need to have support for settings
or values that pertain to whole disjoint groups of packages, both for
this and for certain similar builtin package issues.

this should not be construed as a vote against solving the problem
expeditiously; but I'd also like to nudge people in this direction.

David A. Holland

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