[cfe-commits] r139677 - /cfe/trunk/lib/Driver/Driver.cpp

Rafael EspĂ­ndola rafael.espindola at gmail.com
Fri Jun 14 10:01:47 PDT 2013

> Sorry for the really late review, but why this environment variable
> instead of implementing the -B command line option?
> When Apple made the transition from llvm-gcc to clang I added this to be
> backward compatible with
> llvm-gcc and gcc.  Nick was using this feature to select the appropriate
> linker for testing.  The -B option
> was added by Chandler around r99159 and then extended by Joerg in r125111,
> so I'm not sure why
> we didn't just use it then..
> Are you proposing we deprecate this feature?  I could be easily convinced
> either way, but would
> prefer we leave it in place to maintain backward compatibility.  Also,
> there's really no maintenance
> cost with leaving it in place.

I found this while grepping for "path" and was just curious why it was added.

It is not a big deal and if it is being used we should keep it. If the
user can use -B, it would have a small preference for removing it, but
mostly just from a dislike for environment variables (and duplicated


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