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From: David Leverton <levertond@××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Adding --as-needed to LDFLAGS in profiles/default/linux/make.defaults
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2010 11:47:25
Message-Id: AANLkTimcNIvnvYstdG_z0EWxOQVSLEOqhUuo6tNTw5WA@mail.gmail.com
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Re: Adding --as-needed to LDFLAGS in profiles/default/linux/make.defaults by Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@cox.net>
On 28 June 2010 12:09, Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@×××.net> wrote:
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The only one playing politics here is you. Adding --as-needed changes the semantics of the toolchain so as to violate the relevant standards. In some specific cases it might be OK or even beneficial, but doing it by default is wrong by definition. This has been pointed out ever since the issue was first discussed, but some people like to stick their fingers in their ears and dismiss legitimate technical arguments as "trolling" and "politics". If people seriously want to improve the tone in Gentoo, then the first thing to fix is those who like to demonise others out of spite for pointing out flaws in their ideas.

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