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Re: [toplevel] Gas install name problem from autoconf 2.5x
> How do we feel about migrating towards the new autoconf definitions -
> i.e. anything with --host is cross-compiled, anything with --target is
> a cross-compiler.
That breaks cases where you use --host to override config.guess's idea
of the system name, i.e. to provide a canonical triplet across a range
of build hosts that are compatible yet guess to different triples.
It also breaks automated builds which aren't smart enough to even
consider the possibility that you won't provide all three. Er, like
one of mine, which is table driven.
We should be liberal in what we accept. We once discussed
auto-detecting which autoconf each subdirectory used, and filtering
command lines accordingly. I suspect this is still a good idea.
Don't expect the user to be smart about this, they won't be.