[Python-Dev] binutils/solaris -- one more thing

Andrew Koenig ark@research.att.com
Mon, 23 Sep 2002 11:40:11 -0400 (EDT)

Guido> But what if this code is used with a version of binutils prior to
Guido> 2.12?

It should still work -- it asks ld for a list of options that it
supports and looks for "export-dynamic" in the list.  If the list of
supported options doesn't contain "export-dynamic", then the build
procedure had better not supply "export-dynamic" as an option, had it?

In other words, I believe that the patch replaces a test that works
only for 2.11 and earlier with a slightly more elaborate test that
works for all versions.