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Re: RFC: Add zlib source to src CVS resposity
- From: Paolo Bonzini <bonzini at gnu dot org>
- To: Ian Lance Taylor <iant at google dot com>
- Cc: "H.J. Lu" <hjl dot tools at gmail dot com>, "Frank Ch. Eigler" <fche at redhat dot com>, Binutils <binutils at sourceware dot org>, GCC Development <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>, GDB <gdb at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Tue, 02 Nov 2010 11:45:52 +0100
- Subject: Re: RFC: Add zlib source to src CVS resposity
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On 10/31/2010 08:12 PM, Ian Lance Taylor wrote:
I assume that the reason we do that for intl is because it has complex
interactions with the rest of the C library, so using the wrong intl
library will cause confusing behaviour when the LC_ environment
variables are set. That case does not arise for zlib. I think that if
we do ship zlib with the binutils, we might as well always build it
rather than using complex configure tests.
I think it's also for historical reasons. Nowadays most GNU utilities
are not shipping with a copy intl anymore.