PCRE package for consideration

Earnie Boyd earnie_boyd@yahoo.com
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 
> tools.

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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