Build failure on macOS 10.15

Julien ÉLIE julien at
Mon Nov 30 20:44:23 UTC 2020

Hi Russ,
>> Couldn't we have linkers that do not know how to link PIE executables?
>> The compiler would support PIE but the linker would not, so we would not
>> want to have CFLAGS with -fPIE if RRA_PROG_LD_FLAG([-pie]) failed.
>> That's why I thought setting both CFLAGS and LDFLAGS at the same time
>> would be better to handle that case (which maybe does not exist in
>> practice).
> Oh, I see, and it's otherwise a bit awkward because you have to write:
>       [save_CFLAGS=$CFLAGS
>        CFLAGS="$CFLAGS -fPIE"
>        RRA_PROG_LD_FLAG([-pie],
>           [LDFLAGS="$LDFLAGS -pie"],
>           [CFLAGS=$save_CFLAGS])])
> That said, I haven't seen that combination, and I also don't think it's
> harmful to have the compiler generate PIE code even if the linker doesn't
> create PIE executables.  (There's a minor performance penalty, but I'm not
> sure it's worth worrying about for this edge case.)

All right, adopted then!

Julien ÉLIE

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   plus de poissons ! Tout ce que je pêche depuis ce matin sont des
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