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From: Nikos Chantziaras <realnc@×××××.de>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Re: [gentoo-dev-announce] debug USE flag misuse
Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2010 20:04:33
Message-Id: i0isbd$tmg$
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Re: [gentoo-dev-announce] debug USE flag misuse by Ryan Hill
On 07/01/2010 11:00 PM, Ryan Hill wrote:
>[...] > The way to control compiler flags in Gentoo is CFLAGS.
That is true. However, there's a problem; you can control package options of individual packages with USE flags, but you can't control compilation switches of individual packages with CFLAGS. This will naturally make people feel like using USE flags to modify compilation options is a good idea. Surely, one has to sympathize with this mindset even though it's a wrong thing to do.