Re: C++ compiler situation: draft documentation (feedback appreciated)
On Tue, May 19, 1998 at 10:45:48AM +0200, email@example.com wrote:
[snip - excellent explanation]
> Instead, Debian now has separate drivers/frontends for the various
> languages; you should call the appropriate one:
> - `cc' (from the `gcc' or `egcc' packages) for C code.
> Use `gcc' or `egcc' only if your code needs explicitly that version
> of the C compiler (e.g. for kernel compiles). Be aware that on some
> architectures `gcc' is the egcs one!
> - `c++' (from the `g++' package) for C++ code.
> Use `g++272' for C++ code that does not work with egcs's `g++' package.
> - `gobcj' for Objective C code.
> - `g77' for Fortran 77 code.
> - When combining code generated by different frontends, make sure these
> frontends are of the same set. I.e. if you want to combine code
> generated by `c++' with C code, use `egcc' to compile the C code rather
> than `cc'.
This should go into the policy manual.
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