[distcc] Re: implicit compiler name
mbp at samba.org
Sun Sep 15 04:39:00 GMT 2002
On 15 Sep 2002, Alexandre Oliva <oliva at lsd.ic.unicamp.br> wrote:
> On Sep 14, 2002, Martin Pool <mbp at samba.org> wrote:
> > Another approach, although not so general, would be to have both
> > DISTCC_CC and DISTCC_CXX, and use one or the other depending on
> > whether C or C++ code is being compiled.
> This would be tricky. How would you tell, given that foo.c is
> allowed to be a C++ source file as long as you compile it using g++?
I was planning to just look at the extension, but as you say that is
People in that situation could just set DISTCC_CC=g++, unless they
also have files in the same project that are C, are called .c and need
to be built with gcc. I hate to think what their Makefile must look
> /me thinks it would be best to install distCC or distcxx in addition
> to distcc, such that distcxx would run g++ and distcc would run gcc.
Yes, that would be OK. Or maybe "distc++"? It could either use
argv tricks, or be the same program just with a slightly different
main(). It looks from the gcc manual like gcc uses the second
approach, and I think I prefer it too.
People might then ask for a --with-default-cc option so that you can,
if you want, build "m68k-linux-distcc".
And by that point perhaps "ln -s distcc gcc" was simpler after all...
> But I dislike this solution too... I'd much rather just say `distcc
> gcc' and be done with it.
Yes, if that works with your Makefiles etc it is far clearer.
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