RFC: Support for future compilers in base

Lawrence Velázquez larryv at macports.org
Fri Feb 15 13:15:01 PST 2013

On Feb 15, 2013, at 4:10 AM, Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia <jeremyhu at macports.org> wrote:

> That is the entire point of this patch.  macports-gcc-3.14 is perfectly valid and should result in a dependency on gcc314.  Of course the developer would then see a lint error about an unknown port just like they would see if they added 'depends_build port:gcc314' to the Portfile.

Oh, I see. So the developer would just get the unknown port error instead of getting "Invalid value for configure.compiler: macports-gcc-3.14" during configure.

Makes sense. No point in checking for the port if MacPorts does that already >.<


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