[Buildroot] [PATCH 1/1] package/spidermonkey: depends on host gcc >= 4.9
aduskett at gmail.com
Fri Dec 6 22:30:09 UTC 2019
I changed the patch back to new.
On Fri, Dec 6, 2019 at 12:01 AM Thomas Petazzoni
<thomas.petazzoni at bootlin.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 6 Dec 2019 00:02:44 +0100
> Arnout Vandecappelle <arnout at mind.be> wrote:
> > > So what this patch seems to imply is that in fact gcc 4.9 is not really
> > > required by the spidermonkey code. If that's the case, then yes I
> > > believe having the patch is probably nicer than having to propagate the
> > > dependency.
> > As I understand it, spidermonkey *does* use C++14 features (hence the need for
> > target GCC 4.9+). However, it also builds host tools which need only C++11
> > features, but the test is applied to host and target compiler indiscriminately.
> > The patch doesn't make a correct distinction between host and target, it just
> > generally lowers the minimum C++ version.
> Ah, that's not good indeed.
> > Now, given that they assume C++14 support is available, it's relatively likely
> > that they'll start using those features in future versions. At that point.
> > things will anyway break and we need this condition. So I'd say, byte the bullet
> > now and require hsot and target GCC >= 4.9.
> Fair enough. We need to resurrect the patch then, because I changed its
> state to Changes Requested yesterday.
> Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Bootlin
> Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering
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