[distcc] [PATCH] add ability to use *part* of absolute path to compiler

Dan Kegel dank at kegel.com
Tue Jun 1 01:31:21 GMT 2004

Martin Pool wrote:
> On 29 May 2004, Dan Kegel <dank at kegel.com> wrote:
>>The following is in use in crosstool-0.28-rc16 and works well;
>>it's useful when your servers are offering many toolchains
>>which cannot be distinguished without a pathname, but which
>>are installed as a group at different absolute locations on different
>>machines (as happens commonly when you have a hetrogenous
>>cluster accessing the compilers from a single shared server).
>>The interface leaves something to be desired, but
>>I didn't want to do real option processing in the first pass
>>(I guess I was lazy).
>>Comments, anyone?
> The basic idea of wanting to apply a kind of filter to the compiler
> name is OK.  I would rather see if there was a cleaner/simpler/more
> general way to describe it though.

I tried to encapsulate the actual filter implementation
so it could be replaced by something nicer later.
I considered using regexps, but that seemed (a) insecure,
(b) more complicated, and (c) harder to use for my application.

I'm going to use my patch as-is for now, but would be
happy to consider improvements if anyone had concrete suggestions.
- Dan

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