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Date: Mon, 20 May 2002 15:16:27 -0400
From: "David A. Cobb" <superbiskit AT cox DOT net>
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To: Charles Wilson <cwilson AT ece DOT gatech DOT edu>
CC: Danny Smith <danny_r_smith_2001 AT yahoo DOT co DOT nz>, cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com
Subject: Re: binutils status?
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Charles Wilson wrote:

> Danny Smith wrote:
>>>> I'd say go ahead and turn on auto-import in CVS and remove the
>>> warning,
>> I disagree that is a good idea. 
> Two ideas:
> 1) making auto-import the default
> 2) turning off the warnings
> You appear to not like either one.  I don't really care about the 
> warnings, but the auto-import thing should be default.  However, I 
> wonder how long these "warnings" are going to persist.  Using 
> auto-import is not a *bug* or *oops, I forgot to declspec() something* 
> -- it's the way DLLs are done.

Please bear in mind that some folks, from whom we've heard here before, 
are *required* by their work to produce compiles free from warnings.  As 
suggested, this condition "I found _x_y_z_, and loaded it" is not an 
indication of anything "wrong."  The message is appropriate, but it 
should be clearly "Informational" rather than a warning.

David A. Cobb, Software Engineer, Public Access Advocate
"By God's Grace I am a Christian man, by my actions a great sinner." -- The Way of a Pilgrim; R. M. French, tr.
Life is too short to tolerate crappy software.

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