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Re: RFC: Import zlib from GCC tree

On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 4:23 AM, Joel Brobecker <> wrote:
>> >> I created users/hjl/zlib branch.  It imported zlib into binutils-gdb tree
>> >> and replaced --with-zlib with --with-system-zlib.  Any feedbacks?
>> >
>> > I'm not sure. Wouldn't some people want to configure --without-zlib?
>> GCC doesn't support --without-zlib nor should binutils.
>> zlib is needed to implement SHF_COMPRESSED.
> Generally speaking, I really don't know what to think of that.
> Some people might decide that this is a feature they do not want,
> in which case having support for it is just extra bloat. But,
> on the other hand, zlib is probably sufficiently small that
> it would not matter much. Speaking for myself, at least, I can
> live with that. Just not sure about others.
> Given the lack of feedback so far, I am thinking no one is strenuously
> objecting. I propose we give people another week to express their
> opinion, after which we can move forward. You'll need the approval
> of the binutils maintainers as well, I suspect.

I will import zlib from GCC on March 26 if there is no objection.



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