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From: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@×××.net>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Re: News item announcing as-needed (glep 42 stuff)
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2010 08:24:46
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] News item announcing as-needed (glep 42 stuff) by Joshua Saddler
Joshua Saddler posted on Mon, 26 Jul 2010 17:27:16 -0700 as excerpted:

> It should be unset; as you say, users should not be screwing with > system-wide LDFLAGs, as we don't support anything but the defaults. > > I put an LDFLAGs FAQ in the optimization guide a long time ago: > > section> > <title>What about LDFLAGS?</title> > <body> > > <p> > The Gentoo developers have already set basic, safe LDFLAGS in the base > profiles, so you don't need to change them. </p> > > </body> > </section
I agree with the safe bit, but that "don't need to change them" phrase is self-evidently false, or Gentoo wouldn't have needed to make the --as-needed change either. The change didn't magically happen the moment the need appeared. (Then again, I never believed that equally self-evidently false "no user serviceable parts inside" sticker, either. When it's a few screws and a 50 cent fuse, and I'm the user without a microwave as a result...) -- Duncan - List replies preferred. No HTML msgs. "Every nonfree program has a lord, a master -- and if you use the program, he is your master." Richard Stallman