PCRE package for consideration
Thu May 1 14:54:00 GMT 2003
Charles Wilson wrote:
> Earnie Boyd wrote:
>> Your problem is most likely not libtool but more the dependency on
>> auto export that causes the wrong exports from the dll. To overcome
>> this you must explicitly specify what to export from the pcreposix dll.
>> The same auto export functionality is used for both. This is one of
>> the pitfalls of auto export.
> In my not so humble opinion, the above is pure misinformation and FUD.
> Earnie, what the HELL do you have against auto-import? This is the
> second time in less than a week you've tried to discourage people -- on
> cygwin, not mingw -- from using a perfectly good feature of our build
I don't have a problem with it other than it doesn't always do the job
correctly even for gcc and it isn't portable to other win32 compilers so
it's only usable to GCC.
> And if you DO have issues with auto-import, why the HELL didn't you
> raise your concerns at ANY point over the last two F****** years?
I don't think auto-import is a bad thing. And I think that libtool
itself use the given capabilities of gcc. But then I also think that
supporting only GCC in autotools is also a viable argument worth debate.
However, the auto import feature pitfalls have been learned over time.
I was only suggesting a possibility of the problem and a possible work
around not intending to heat you into flames.
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