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From: Thomas Anderson <tanderson@g.o>
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 13:43:38
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Adding --as-needed to LDFLAGS in profiles/default/linux/make.defaults by Nirbheek Chauhan
On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 01:40:46PM +0530, Nirbheek Chauhan wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 1:38 PM, Samuli Suominen <ssuominen@g.o> wrote: > > On 06/28/2010 10:51 AM, Ciaran McCreesh wrote: > >> 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. > >> > > > > This is not about optimizing but preventing clear breakage, the benefits > > of asneeded are not under debate here (like already stated in the > > original message this thread started from) > > > > So please stop trying to derail the thread > > > > ++, all of this has been discussed to *death*. > > > -- > ~Nirbheek Chauhan > > Gentoo GNOME+Mozilla Team >
Not taking technical sides in this thread simply because I have no time to argue it at length, BUT: Simply because a topic has been discussed to *death* does not mean the correct answer was obtained, only that a majority agree it is what they want. And while consensus may be enough to be considered 'right' in social situations(politics, etc.), the second the discussion becomes technical the opinion of the masses becomes irrelevant. All that then matters is getting the technical part objectively right, which IS possible, despite what some may say. Regards, Thomas -- --------- ~Thomas Anderson~ ---------