[cfe-commits] Ping^2: Fix for bug 11060: configure --target does not work

Eric Christopher echristo at apple.com
Fri Oct 21 15:23:35 PDT 2011

On Oct 21, 2011, at 3:02 PM, Eric Christopher wrote:

> On Oct 21, 2011, at 2:10 PM, Sebastian Pop wrote:
>> First, my patches conserve the semantics of configure if you do not
>> explicitly set the --target flag.  If you want the current behavior, then
>> you can omit --target and the configure script will infer the value of
>> target from the host.
>> My patches make --target useful, as the current semantics of --target
>> is that of nop.  The target backed should default to the one specified
>> by the user at configure time.
>> Also, without my patches I do not see how clang configured with
>> ../configure --enable-targets=arm --target=arm
>> would work on an x86 host machine if you explicitly disable the x86
>> backend.
> Some thinking out loud to open up the discussion:
> I understand this, but I'm just not sure _why_ we want to do such a thing.
> Smaller shipping binaries I suppose? Is it worth the headache of having
> clang understand the cross target but not the native target? I'm trying
> to avoid the "ship a host-x-target for every target you really want to support"
> headache that comes out of using --target.
> This would solve the need for setting a default target in the "canadian cross"
> style build (or constructing a small shell script that does the same), but
> mostly this feels like a "where do we draw the line" question and my only
> answer is "blue".
> Also, James's points should be answered as well. :)

*shrug* After some discussion I can't come up with a reason why not that
isn't something we already have a problem with :)

So if you send me another diff I'll check it in.

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