Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2018 17:28:05 +0200 From: Markus Wichmann <nullplan@....net> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: future of compiler wrappers On Sun, Jul 01, 2018 at 08:11:50PM -0400, Rich Felker wrote: > It came up again today on #musl that gratuitous use of musl-gcc was > breaking something (this time, ppc and mips toolchains that were > already musl-targeting but where the musl-gcc specs broke things), and > I expressed a sentiment that the compiler wrapper scripts tend to > reflect badly on musl, and that I'd really rather not keep maintaining > them but pass maintainership of them off to someone else as a separate > project for users who still want to use them. Would anyone be > particularly upset to see them go from the main musl repo/releases, > and is anyone interested in maintaining them out-of-tree separately > from musl? > > Rich By all means, nuke them. Cross-compilers are the way to go in OS development, as well, and pretty much for the same reason: You want to insulate your compilate from the host environment. So yes, in the words of William Shatner: Let them die! Ciao, Markus
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