From: Gennadiy Rozental (gennadiy.rozental_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-22 13:35:46
"Jonathan Wakely" <cow_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> On Tue, Mar 22, 2005 at 12:18:10PM -0500, Gennadiy Rozental wrote:
>> 2. Wave at the moment does require conformant compiler while end ser may
>> want to use it with different one
> Why should you have to compile Wave with the non-conformant compiler in
> order to use wave with it?
> Download GCC, build Wave, delete GCC, then use Wave to replace your
> non-conformant compiler's preprocessor.
> This isn't ideal, but it's not impossible and allows Wave to be used on
> any platform that GCC runs on.
> What am I missing? Why should it be a requirement that Wave be
> compilable with all broken compilers that might want a better CPP ?
It shouldn't. And it was exactly my point.
Also I do not see why I need to compile it in a first place. If I follow the
logic that all open source tools need to be delivered in a form of source
code, then above procedure will include downloading gcc sources and building
gcc. All this lead to some ... well inconvenience.
Wave is in a different domain. It's primary user do not bother about
portability, code clarity, design pattern. That's why we also need to treat
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