[RFC] changing gcc default output executable name (a.exe now)

Mumit Khan khan@NanoTech.Wisc.EDU
Wed Jan 12 21:07:00 GMT 2000

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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