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

N8TM@aol.com N8TM@aol.com
Wed Jan 12 22:18:00 GMT 2000

In a message dated 1/12/2000 9:09:03 PM Pacific Standard Time, 
khan@NanoTech.Wisc.EDU writes:

> 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?? 

I suppose this is the most common mode of operation for commercial Windows 
compilers.  The Lahey  compilers do it this way

$ lf95 sub1.f sub2.f

produces sub1.exe, as does

$ fcc sub1.c sub2.c

Now that is a turkey of a compiler.

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