RFC: Support for future compilers in base

Lawrence Velázquez larryv at macports.org
Fri Feb 15 00:51:06 PST 2013

On Feb 15, 2013, at 3:10 AM, Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia <jeremyhu at macports.org> wrote:

> I'd like to update base trunk such that future versions of clang, dragonegg, and gcc "just work", so we don't need to wait for newer versions of base to depend on newer compilers.
> I've taken a first pass at portconfigure.tcl and here is a patch.  Comments?  Concerns?

Unless I'm not seeing it, I think you need to add a mechanism to prevent garbage input like

    configure.compiler macports-gcc-3.14

Currently that would just match the default case in the configure_start switch, but I guess now you'll have to check for the (nonexistent) "gcc314" port?


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