[arch-dev-public] Changing compilation flags

Evangelos Foutras evangelos at foutrelis.com
Fri Jul 7 14:41:13 UTC 2017

On 7 July 2017 at 16:39, Jordan Glover <Golden_Miller83 at protonmail.ch> wrote:
> FYI clang devs don't want to take 1 line patch adding another no-op flag
> upstream.
> https://lists.llvm.org/pipermail/cfe-dev/2017-July/054588.html

Thanks for trying to push the change upstream. I'm sorry they weren't
very receptive of it; your responses were on point and further
clarified our intended use case.

I'm not sure what Joerg meant by saying "Arch Linux can't do
compiler-specific flag definitions". He could be thinking of a regular
project that can check for supported compiler flags, but AFAIK that
concept is not readily transferable to distro-wide flags. (Even if it
was, it would also apply to stack-check and friends so it's a weak
argument in my opinion.)

At the end of the day, it's not an issue to carry this patch
downstream in Arch. :-)

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