"libtool" performance... / was: Re: Announcing Dolt, a drop-in Libtool replacement which cuts build timesin half

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at britannica.bec.de
Tue Apr 15 05:06:27 PDT 2008

On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 05:12:48PM +0200, Attila Kinali wrote:
> If you care about sane tools, why do you use auto* and libtool
> in the first place?

Because the only sane alternative I am aware of requires a modern C++
compiler and CPU weeks on some of the platforms modular Xorg can still
be used on. I might add that the libtool usage is not consistent and
that's why you can't build modular Xorg e.g. on AIX out-of-the-box.
That is one of the non-trivial parts libtool would have handled.


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