[Python-Dev] Any reason why CPPFLAGS not used in compiling?
mwh at python.net
Sun Dec 5 11:40:08 CET 2004
"Brett C." <bac at OCF.Berkeley.EDU> writes:
> I noticed that Makefile.pre.in uses the value from the environment
> variable LDFLAGS but not CPPFLAGS. Any reason for this?
> ./configure -h`` lists both (and some other environment variables
> which are not really used either) so it seems a little misleading to
> have those listed but to not utilize them.
The whole story of how the compiling/linker flags get set up is a bit
of a mess, AFAIK. I don't have the energy or the desire to try to
make what we want to happen precise (the hard bit) and then make that
happen (probably rather easier).
> This should allow for the removal of the direct support for Fink and
+lots. I don't trust fink, but need it for latex...
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