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Re: Link order a pain, positional argument --start-group problematic
- From: Joel Brobecker <brobecker at adacore dot com>
- To: anonymous <johnandsara2 at cox dot net>
- Cc: binutils at sourceware dot org
- Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2016 16:28:24 +0400
- Subject: Re: Link order a pain, positional argument --start-group problematic
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> your arguments are weak as water and inept to be discussing a huge change
> also: it's absolutely untrue that "in DOS days link order didn't matter", i
> was managing C and asm library symbols in and out of .o "in the DOS days",
> and dependancy, symbol order certainly did matter
> going "your way" we'd all have to throw away all software that worked so
> that yours would "work easier for you", and have to wait for you to finish
> the work - which you never would
> all autmake projects would cease to work and all past sofware would have to
> be rewritten by your edicts
> NO THANKS - I'LL KEEP AUTOMAKE, WHICH WORKS ALLOT BETTER THAN YOU DO
I don't know if you realize it, but I, for one, found the tone of
your message to be quite disrespectful.
There are many ways to express you disagreement (for instance, take
a look at Nick's answer to the very same message), and I will hope
that everyone agrees with me that this way is not welcome here.
If you didn't realize how you were expressing yourself, then you
will do both yourself and others a favor by being more mindful
before answering someone. Here's one possible way: re-read your
message imagining it was aimed at you, and ask youself whether
you'd like to be addressed that way.