[HEADS UP] ar(1) front-end committed. (notes for cross compile)

Kai Wang kaiwang27 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 24 18:56:06 UTC 2008

On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 10:10:04AM -0800, David O'Brien wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 06:00:07PM +0100, Kai Wang wrote:
> > Would it be better if we call them gar and granlib?  Solaris did
> > that. Also if I remember correctly, some ports probes gar.  We also
> > call GNU make as gmake...
> Why do we want
> I don't like "gar" as that is pronounceable to the point I could easily
> see that being the real name of an existing program.

Yes, you've got a good point. Actually I'm fine with either way...

> Also, why do we want ports using gnu-ar specifically vs. what ever is our
> native 'ar'?  If our native 'ar' isn't up to the task, we shouldn't be
> doing this endeavor at all.

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