[Python-Dev] Re: [Python-checkins] CVS: python/dist/src configure.in,1.177,1.178 configure,1.169,1.170

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Wed, 08 Nov 2000 09:21:20 -0500

> Conclusion: my patch (add "-fPIC" to OPT instead of CFLAGS) does the
> right thing, but for the wrong reason.  Fixing it would require a little
> more involved surgery on configure.in and the Makefiles.  And it would
> also require reexamining every use of OPT in configure.in (not too hard,
> "grep -c OPT" only finds 16 matches).  IMHO this would be a good thing:
> if we do it right, it should make it easier to tweak OPT, CC, CFLAGS and
> so forth at config time or at make time.
> I'm willing to spend some time on this; does anyone think it's a
> pointless waste of time?

No, please fix it right!

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)