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Re: Document use of CC and CFLAGS in more detail (bug 20980, bug 21234)

On 02/01/2018 12:37 PM, Joseph Myers wrote:
> diff --git a/manual/install.texi b/manual/install.texi
> index efcd986..5cf8e16 100644
> --- a/manual/install.texi
> +++ b/manual/install.texi
> @@ -59,10 +59,17 @@ but the normal setting to install as the standard system library is
>  @samp{--prefix=/usr} for @gnulinuxsystems{} and @samp{--prefix=} (an
>  empty prefix) for @gnuhurdsystems{}.
> -It may also be useful to set the @var{CC} and @var{CFLAGS} variables in
> -the environment when running @code{configure}.  @var{CC} selects the C
> -compiler that will be used, and @var{CFLAGS} sets optimization options
> -for the compiler.
> +It may also be useful to pass @samp{CC=@var{compiler}} and

Is this a rogue @samp here, or was that intentional (everywhere else is

Otherwise, I think this patch achieves the goal of more explicitly
documenting expected usage of CC and CFLAGS.  (I see it's been
committed, but hopefully an additional ACK doesn't hurt. :)


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