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Re: Question about CFLAGS

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: Question about CFLAGS
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 12:59:11 -0400

On Wed, 2008-04-16 at 13:51 -0300, Sérgio Durigan Júnior wrote:
> Yes, it is a bug. What we want to know is if we should append $CFLAGS
> to $BASECFLAGS (i.e., BASECFLAGS="$BASECFLAGS @CFLAGS@") or use *only*
> $CFLAGS when the user provides it.

By convention and practice, the former (CFLAGS are ADDED TO the normal
set of flags).  Presumably any flags in BASECFLAGS are _needed_ to get
the compilation to work, so overwriting them would make setting CFLAGS
on the make command line not very useful... or at least difficult to

 Paul D. Smith <address@hidden>       
 "Please remain calm--I may be mad, but I am a professional."--Mad Scientist

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