[PATCH 04 of 10] binutils/binutils: add support for gold plugins

Bill Pringlemeir bpringle@sympatico.ca
Mon Jan 3 03:38:00 GMT 2011


On  2 Jan 2011, yann.morin.1998@anciens.enib.fr wrote:

> On Friday 31 December 2010 01:14:43 Arnaud Lacombe wrote:
>>> +config BINUTILS_GOLD_PLUGINS

>> This should be abstracted; gold is just a plug-in user. People may
>> want to just enable binutils plugins' support for plugins without
>> carrying about gold.

> Do you mean that gold is not theonly binary utility that can use plugins?

I think he meant gold support for plugins should not depend on LTO.  You
may want gold to have plugins for whatever...

>> That said, someone wanting this will certainly 
>> not use ct-ng to build toolchains ...

> That was mean. :-(

If the above paraphrasing is true, then it makes some sense.  If you are
making some unknown plugin for gold, you will probably build binutils
yourself; maybe not the whole toolchain though.

Not trying to put words into anyone's mouth.  That is just how I
understand it which seems a somewhat rational issue with the patch (even
if that isn't what Arnaud meant).

fwiw,
Bill Pringlemeir.

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