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[sr #110674] Option --with-pic is a misnomer

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: [sr #110674] Option --with-pic is a misnomer
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 00:29:38 -0400 (EDT)


                 Summary: Option --with-pic is a misnomer
                 Project: GNU Libtool
               Submitter: haible
               Submitted: Thu 23 Jun 2022 06:29:37 AM CEST
                Category: None
                Priority: 5 - Normal
                Severity: 3 - Normal
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
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             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
        Operating System: GNU/Linux


Follow-up Comments:

Date: Thu 23 Jun 2022 06:29:37 AM CEST By: Bruno Haible <haible>
A configure script that is built with libtool 2.4.7 has the options
('configure --help' output):

  --with-pic[=PKGS]       try to use only PIC/non-PIC objects [default=use
                          shared library versioning (aka "SONAME") variant to
                          provide on AIX, [default=aix].

Per the GNU Coding Standards,, these options
ought to be called --enable-something, not --with-something.

Probably you'll need to continue to support the --with-* spelling for a while,
though, for backward compatibility.


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