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[RFC] changing gcc default output executable name (a.exe now)
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- Subject: [RFC] changing gcc default output executable name (a.exe now)
- From: Mumit Khan <khan at NanoTech dot Wisc dot EDU>
- Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 23:07:40 -0600 (CST)
Are people happy/ok with the fact that gcc on win32 produces a program
called a.exe by default? For example,
$ gcc foo.c
will create a.exe. This is of course not really expected on DOS/Windows
world, and causes all sorts of confusion. Also, this is simply lame even
on Unix, and this historical bit should've disappeared long ago, but
won't since it's a convention now.
I'd like to move to creating <name>.exe, where <name> is the first file
on the list you provided to gcc.
$ gcc foo1.c foo2.c foo3.c
will produce foo1.exe, not a.exe as it does now.
Is this something we should change??
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