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Re: updated win32 macro

Well CFLAGS was the autoconf maintainers suggestion. I think I'll stick
with that, and let any individual maintainer (such as cgf :] ) use the
low level interface if they have a non-ordinary environment.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher Faylor" <>
To: "Robert Collins" <>
Cc: <>; <>
Sent: Friday, March 16, 2001 11:08 AM
Subject: Re: updated win32 macro

> On Fri, Mar 16, 2001 at 09:56:43AM +1100, Robert Collins wrote:
> >So in a nutshell, because some packages change CFLAGS, and others
> >CC, we require everyone to change their Makefiles ?
> >
> >I agree that overriding CC is bad - thats why it was changed to
> >But CFLAGS is the standard way of changing the compiler behaviour -
> >do the makefiles over ride that? And how common a practice is that?
> >
> >In fact, on second thought, packages that override CFLAGS just use
> >low level interface
> I'm sure that the autoconf maintainers have more experience with this
> than I, but IMO relying on overriding of CC and CFLAGS isn't the way
> go.  When I first started changing things, I thought I could use this
> technique but I think it is too fragile.
> cgf

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