[PATCH] Let the default compiler be configurable

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Thu Jun 9 20:01:17 PDT 2011

On Jun 9, 2011, at 21:49, Joshua Root wrote:

> On 2011-6-10 12:46 , Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> I don't know why we have extra_env. But I know two reasons to have binpath: 1) it lets us check that ports are using the right compiler [1]; 2) it lets users use MacTeX instead of MacPorts' TeX Live.
>> [1] https://trac.macports.org/wiki/UsingTheRightCompiler
> So we're in violent agreement: there can be reasons for using options
> which are nonetheless unsupported.

Oh, that's fun: we were in agreement and I didn't even know it! :)

So this new option would just be the default compiler? And ports that specify something with configure.compiler would still override that? That should be ok.

We'll probably still get people who migrate their old macports.conf to a new machine, and cause new problems due to using an older compiler. Hopefully most users will notice.

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