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From: "Andreas K. Huettel" <dilfridge@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Default USE changes for fortran and mudflap?
Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2014 11:35:02
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Default USE changes for fortran and mudflap? by Ryan Hill
1 Am Sonntag, 12. Januar 2014, 08:53:47 schrieb Ryan Hill:
2 > fortran:
3 > Do we want to keep enabling fortran by default? The majority of users will
4 > never get the urge to install a fortran package, and the fortran eclass
5 > handles those that do. I think it should be treated as all the other
6 > optional languages and disabled by default, but I'd like to know if there
7 > are other opinions.
9 The problem with fortran is (was?) a bit that it creeps in in unexpected
10 places via scientific libraries (e.g. image processing). Not so far in the
11 past it was necessary to build media-gfx/digikam for example...
13 I don't like the long gcc build times either, but would recommend keeping it
14 enabled by default, for a simple reason: We do not have a clean way to depend
15 on it (gcc[fortran] dependencies are pointless because of slotting and gcc-
16 config), and an eclass can only output errors and ask for manual intervention.
17 While just about everywhere else we try to automatize as much as possible...
19 --
21 Andreas K. Huettel
22 Gentoo Linux developer
23 dilfridge@g.o


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