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Re: [PATCH] GNU_AR_DETERMINISTIC env var, --enable-deterministic-archives
On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 6:29 AM, nick clifton <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I am OK with the configure option. ?In fact I think that it is the best way
> forward. ?Allow users (or toolchain providers) to choose what the default
> behaviour will be, and provide a command line option to explicitly determine
Ok. That meets my minds just fine.
>> What do you have in mind? ?It's easy enough to add the information to
>> --help output,
> That was what I had in mind.
I can do that.
> True. ?Another option would be to have "ar --verbose" display the configure
> arguments that were used when it was built. ?Ie similar to the way that gcc
If this were done it seems to me it should be uniformly done for all of
binutils. That seems like a worthwhile thing, but I don't think I'm going
to bother with it.
> I was thinking more about debugging again. ?If user reports a strange
> behaviour with ar not storing file timestamps say, then we can ask them to
> run "ar --help" or "ar --verbose" and explain what the output means.
That makes sense.
> So - if you will accept dropping the environment variable and just using a
> configure time parameter to set the default behaviour then please do
> resubmit your patch.