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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject RE: src/ directory (was: Re: apr-util comments)x
Date Thu, 07 Dec 2000 03:19:07 GMT
> From: rbb@covalent.net [mailto:rbb@covalent.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2000 9:01 PM
> 
> > Just a footnote... what is in misc/ could just as easily live in a helpers or
> > build directory, it's nothing but an empty stub to eliminate compiler emits.
> 
> Okay, now I'm confused.  That is a file with nothing but a comment in
> it????  Care to explain what it does and why it is there?

I'll do so for everyone's benefit.  MS won't cooperate with building a .dll from
nothing but a .lib ... that is, unless you pass it an .obj file, any .obj file,
even an empty one.

Absurd, but that's what we have.

I'm actually contemplating building both the .lib and .dll as two full compiles.
The benefit, when called for, is that users of the .lib won't have dangling
exported symbols.  I refused so far because we have two file lists to maintain.
I'm thinking about a system to auto-generate the entire .dsp as appropriate,
meaning we don't lug around extra cruft.

If we build the .lib and .dll forms as seperate, full compiles, then this issue
of the nothing file goes away.

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