(j3.2006) One more thing for the C TR

Malcolm Cohen malcolm
Mon Oct 3 21:25:26 EDT 2011

On Mon, 2011-10-03 at 06:01 -0700, Bill Long wrote:
> I think that this proposal is out of scope for the TS.  It would be more
> appropriate as a f201x proposal, though I agree with Malcolm that there
> are issues.

Van Snyder wrote:
>The issues seem to be very easy to address.

Apparently not.

>  A compiler that offers
>options to change kind numbers can provide the appropriate header files
>in different subdirectories of where its distribution installer installs
>things.  One can then use command-line options to select which directory
>to search.  The onus is on the developer of the "make" script (or
>whatever one uses) to select command-line options consistently.

This does not seem to help the problem originally posed which was (and I quote)

>I had to trust that the C
>side (actually C++ side) was compiled correctly (with the correct
>command-line options

In fact this would appear to have increased the problems because now there are 
MORE command-line options that need to be done correctly!

The solution to "too many incompatible command line options" is not to add more 
incompatible command line options.

................................Malcolm Cohen, Nihon NAG, Tokyo. 

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