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Re: Compiler flags

From: Troy Benjegerdes <>
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 1999 11:08:05 -0600 (CST)
> | >>>>> "Magnus" == Magnus Ahltorp <> writes:
> | > General note: please check for behaviour rather than instances. In
> | > this case: check if the compiler works with the -fno-exceptions flag,
> | > don't check for egcs.
> Done that, I wrote 2 macros for autoconf that test whether the CC 
> compiler or the CXX compiler accepts that flag.
> | Indeed.  But in this specific case, I'd just question the usefulness
> | of bothering with such a flag.  If you want to tweak performance, the
> | -fno-exception is only one of several flags you might want to use. 
> No, it is not a performance issue, on the windows95/NT platforms we use 
> cygwin, which is using egcs for both the c and the c++ compilers. There
> was some problem with the LWP user threads and the code the compiler 
> added to handle exceptions. This was solved by adding the -fno-exceptions
> flag.

Which version of egcs is this? I ran into this on egcs-1.1 on PowerPC. It
seems as though this has been fixed in the latest egcs-1.1.1 on
glibc-2.0.110. Either way, it's probably best to keep the flag and
autoconf macros.

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Received on 1999-02-09 12:05:48