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February 17, 2003 21:46
Re: -Os for Darwin why?
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On Mon, Feb 17, 2003 at 08:06:48PM -0800, Wilfredo Sánchez wrote:
>    ProjectBuilder now defaults to -Os.
>    I bet you can find something on Tech Info Library, and the option is 
> documented in gcc(1).
>    I'm not sure we need to document every option in the hints file, but 
> OK.

I understand what the option does, the man page explains that, I just 
didn't understand why it was being used to compile perl by default.
Your reason for using it is valid, I just want to make sure Future
Generations know why too.

I still don't understand why its only used for Darwin 6.x and up and not 
5.x and down.  Could you explain?

> On Monday, February 17, 2003, at 07:14 PM, wrote:
> > I've never seen anything use -Os as a default before and the hint file
> > logic in of using -O3 for 5.X and down and -Os for 6.X and 
> > up is
> > usually used to avoid broken compilers.  I couldn't think of any other
> > reason why you'd use -Os just then and there's no explaination in the
> > hint file (patch follows).


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