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From Eric Covener <cove...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: are the *.exp files still used by any platform?
Date Tue, 01 May 2012 14:30:13 GMT
On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 9:50 AM, Guenter Knauf <fuankg@apache.org> wrote:
> Am 01.05.2012 03:32, schrieb William A. Rowe Jr.:
>
>> On 4/29/2012 6:25 PM, Guenter Knauf wrote:
>>>
>>> Am 29.04.2012 22:59, schrieb Eric Covener:
>>>>
>>>> AFAICT AIX/libtool uses export files generated during the build, but
>>>> does not use the checked in ones.
>>>
>>> well, thats the point: if those in svn were used then a lot would be
>>> missing since all
>>> newer modules dont have them ...
>>
>>
>> Windows does not need them; if OS/2, Netware and AIX don't either, let's
>> please axe them from svn.
>
> aha:
> http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=92273
> so from this commit it seems the *.exp were once added for AIX;
> question is now if they are still used for the 2.0.x or 2.2.x branch?
> Can someone familar with AIX please check how the build system for AIX now
> works with these branches?
>

Even 2.0 seems to just generate libmod_foo.exp then pass the generated
file to the linker, but I wouldn't go out of your way removing them
from 2.0 and 2.2 if they aren't bothering anyone.

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