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Re: PCRE package for consideration

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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