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From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Adding --as-needed to LDFLAGS in profiles/default/linux/make.defaults
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2010 07:51:31
Message-Id: 20100628085119.1631337d@snowcone
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Adding --as-needed to LDFLAGS in profiles/default/linux/make.defaults by Samuli Suominen
On Mon, 28 Jun 2010 10:44:54 +0300
Samuli Suominen <ssuominen@g.o> wrote:
> > You've forgotten "make --as-needed not break correct code by making > > the linker ignore explicit instructions from a program author to > > link two things together". Until you do that, --as-needed is in the > > same category as -ffast-math. > > And we can't be held hostage by few packages (marginal cases), that's > why we have function called $(no-as-needed) in flag-o-matic.eclass to > disable the behavior for these packages.
Will Gentoo be doing the same for -Ofast and its flags then? After all, most packages work with them, and you can't let the few packages that require standard-compliant behaviour from a compiler hold Gentoo hostage. -- Ciaran McCreesh

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