> >> What about a "--enable-gprof" (or "--enable-profiling"?) configure > >> flag? This could add the appropriate compiler flags to CFLAGS, enable > >> LINUX_PROFILE if on Linux, and enable the "gprof/pid" mkdir(). > > > That would really only work for GCC, wouldn't it? > > Well, yeah, but that's what many of us use anyway. I would envision it > as adding $(PROFILE) to CFLAGS, and then there would be one place > to adjust "-pg" to something else for another compiler --- perhaps the > template files could be given a chance to change PROFILE to something > else.
I don't feel competent to muck around with configure.in (sorry, I'm not tying to shirk the work, I've just never had any success in writing configure/automake/autoconf stuff - I have the "leaping goats" book, but I need a small meaningful example to start with). Can someone else volunteer to make this change? And then forward the patch to me so I can learn something useful about how to change configure.in without breaking it? -- Korry