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Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 12:17:43 +0200
From: Szabolcs Nagy <>
Subject: Re: [RFC] pcc support for configure

* Isaac Dunham <> [2012-10-15 21:12:31 -0700]:
> +# Older PCC versions don't define __PIC__ with -fPIC
> +#
> +tryflag CFLAG_TEST "-x c"
> +printf '#ifndef __PIC__\n__PIC__=0\n#endif\n' | \
> +$CC -E $CFLAG_TEST -fPIC - | grep __PIC__ && \
> +

i don't think it's worth adding such checks

pcc is still in development and the last
release was very much broken

when it gets more stable and widely used then
such ckecks will make sense, right now we can
just depend on the latest pcc

even with clang we can easily say that we
only support clang+llvm >= 3.1
(i assume the -ffreestanding bug is fixed in that)

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