From: Rene Rivera (grafik666_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-08-23 14:00:25
[2003-08-23] Martin Wille wrote:
>Vaclav Vesely wrote:
>> gcc-Archive-action expects that "ar" is int the PATH. Shouldn't it use
>> GCC_BIN_DIRECTORY in the same way as gcc-C++-action does?
>I agree to the general intent but I don't like the patch.
I don't agree, and for a very simple reason: "ar" is _not_ part of GCC. It
is part of the binaray utilities of the operating system. That is, it's most
commonly a part of binutils (GNU). And for that reason should always be in
the PATH. If you have special need to use a different ar (cross-compiling)
you'll have a special set of PATHs in a special shell anyway.
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