RFC: Renaming GCC ports and variants
sean at macports.org
Wed Oct 1 10:48:09 PDT 2014
Since it seems that we are flat-out disallowing gcc being used as a
C/C++ compiler, I think it's time to do some clean up of the code:
1) Rename gccXY to gcc-X.Y
2) Rename +gccXY variants to +gfortranXY
3) Start moving away from configure.compiler=macports-gcc*
I think it's important for (2) to happen because it make the variant
clear as to what it is adding (namely, just a fortran compiler).
There are about ~100 ports with gcc variants / configure.compiler being
set so, while not being trivial, it's not *that* bad.
Due to development burden, I think this kind of decision needs to be
across the board (e.g. not be conditional on the OS used). For this
proposal, it will hopefully clear up some C++ linking bugs.
As a first wave, these would be some ports to tackle:
And, of course, update the compilers and mpi portgroups to use the
configure.compiler specified. If we can agree on a plan, I can volunteer
to do this work and submit my work to be reviewed before committing.
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