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From: David Bremner <>
To: Tomi Ollila <>,
	Ryan Schmidt <>,
Subject: Re: Fix order of -I and -L flags
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2021 18:58:51 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Tomi Ollila <> writes:

> On Fri, Dec 17 2021, David Bremner wrote:
>> Although I don't consider GNU standards normative for notmuch, there is
>> some value in doing things a standard way. In particular the way notmuch
>> uses {C,CPP,LD,CXX}FLAGS follows e.g. [1].
> Does it ?
> I initially thought CFLAGS should be first so that user can modify
> anything, but then I thought that CFLAGS should be last just so that
> the "project internal" includes are taken first. 

> "Put CFLAGS last in the compilation command, after other variables
>  containing compiler options, so the user can use CFLAGS to override the
>  others. "

That's a good point. I was thinking about CPPFLAGS, because of Ryan's
original question(s).

> ^^ that would also say mean that the -I's and -L's given in ${CFLAGS}
> would be effective after the -I's and -L' configured...
>> I guess on the Linux / BSD side we expect the configure script to do the
>> heavy lifting so that manual setting of CPPFLAGS / LDFLAGS at build time
>> is not needed in general. So one question is why isn't this the case for
>> macports?
>> I think there is value in letting individual end-users use these
>> variables to override things (we just saw a case the other day where
>> that fixed someone's unique build problem). 
> What was the case ?


I have to admit I'm a bit fuzzy on how LDFLAGS work. I would imagine
that -L works left to right like -I, but I'm too lazy to check right

>> I'm open to ideas for how we can make things easier for macports without
>> taking away existing functionality for other users.
> Would putting CFLAGS last break someone's workflow? Did I understand 
> correctly what [1] mean for use of CFLAGS ?

I think you're right, but I think it won't help Ryan.

>> [1]:
> Tomi

  reply	other threads:[~2021-12-20 22:59 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-12-17  1:08 Ryan Schmidt
2021-12-17 13:45 ` David Bremner
2021-12-20 21:21   ` Tomi Ollila
2021-12-20 22:58     ` David Bremner [this message]
2021-12-21  7:33       ` Ryan Schmidt
2021-12-24 18:29     ` [PATCH 1/3] build: move LDFLAGS after notmuch libraries David Bremner
2021-12-24 18:29       ` [PATCH 2/3] build: move CPPFLAGS after source directory includes David Bremner
2021-12-24 18:29       ` [PATCH 3/3] build: move {C,CXX}FLAGS to the end of FINAL_{C,CXX}FLAGS David Bremner
2021-12-29 18:14       ` [PATCH 1/3] build: move LDFLAGS after notmuch libraries Tomi Ollila
2021-12-31 11:12       ` David Bremner

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