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Bug 11877 - Too many languages in GCC
Summary: Too many languages in GCC
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] GCC Porting (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Matthew Kennedy (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-12-09 20:01 UTC by DC
Modified: 2003-03-24 06:42 UTC (History)
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Description DC 2002-12-09 20:01:18 UTC
Is there any way to get more fine-grained control over which languages and
libraries are installed with GCC? Portage lets you decide whether you want to
build the Java compiler, but C++, Ada, Fortran, and Objective C are built by
default, even though many people do not need all these languages. Perhaps some
new USE flags?
Comment 1 Matthew Kennedy (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-12-14 00:10:53 UTC
Comment 2 Matthew Kennedy (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-12-14 00:15:26 UTC
c++ is required by certain core packages early on (ie. groff, iirc).

fortran is required by many of the mathematic and even multimedia packages.

still researching if anything uses objective c

java is alreay optional in the gcc ebuild (USE=-java and it won't be built).

this leaves ada, which afaik, isn't used by anything.

so possibly an objc use flag, and probably an ada use flag.

Comment 3 Matthew Kennedy (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-03-24 06:42:45 UTC
cant do much with this during release