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Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2015 16:15:36 +0200
From: Shiz <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] build: overhaul wrapper script system for multiple wrapper support

> On 01 Jun 2015, at 05:18, Rich Felker <> wrote:
> Even if that's fixed, it's also a problem, I think, that yes/auto are
> equated. Presumably someone using --enable-wrapper with an existing
> musl-targeted toolchain would want to bypass the musl-native detection
> and force the wrapper (whichever one is appropriate for their
> compiler) to be built.

You’re right, this is something that should be addressed. I’ll fix that.

> This is especially important to have if the
> musl-native test has false positives, which I think it will if we take
> the following approach I'd like to take:
> Instead of testing for musl-native, test whether the toolchain is
> targetting another known non-musl target, which is basically a matter
> of #ifdef __GLIBC__. This ensures that the wrapper is never auto-built
> for a musl-native system (which could happen before if the musl-native
> test failed) and avoids compiler-specific hacks; we can simply have a
> general test for known-non-native-toolchain.

I’m not sure I’m a big fan of this approach. It’s perfectly reasonable for
targets to exist which are both not musl and don’t define __GLIBC__.
I think a much more reasonable approach would be to check the target triple
($CC -dumpmachine) for *musl* - I believe any compiler which would target
musl systems would have this in its triple right now. The reason why I
omitted the detection in the initial patch was because I wanted some more
time to think the approach over, I should’ve mentioned that in the message.
clang, gcc and cparser all support -dumpmachine, and we already presume a
gcc-ish command line interface for a lot of things, so I wouldn’t see any
harm in taking this approach. pcc doesn’t support this sadly, however.

Any thoughts?


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