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SubjectRe: We interrupt you regularly scheduled catfight for.. Linux 2.2.18pre13
On Sat, Sep 30, 2000 at 07:30:42PM -0400, Alexander Viro wrote:
> Forget distributions. There is a very, very good reason to have the choice
> of cc used in kernel builds uncoupled from the userland one. IMO kgcc is a
> misnomer (kcc would be better), but the idea is sound - you don't want to
> deal with the miscompiled kernel while you are porting the userland to
> another version of compiler. You also don't want it once you've are done
> with the userland stuff - level of dependency on gcc details is much
> higher in case of the kernel.

I have no problem with that although I didn't think about it yet.
What I disklike is having magic in the Makefile to find the right compiler.
Probably we could just put CC=kcc in the Makefile and everyone would
have to arrange it right.
(This is also a good way to make the newbies the documentation ;))

Christoph

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