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Re: libpcre/pcre_chartables.c
From: David Fifield <david () bamsoftware com>
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2007 13:57:52 -0600

On Sun, Sep 30, 2007 at 08:11:24PM -0500, Kris Katterjohn wrote:
I keep seeing spurious changes to the file libpcre/pcre_chartables.c.
It is present in the Subversion repository as a normal file. After a
build, it becomes a symbolic link to libpcre/pcre_chartables.c.dist.
After "make clean" it is removed. I usually have to remove and update
the file before I can commit anything.

pcre_chartables.c is an automatically generated file. In fact, the
libpcre Makefile.am says

## This file is generated as part of the building process, so don't
distribute.

Is it okay to delete libpcre/pcre_chartables.c?

I upgraded libpcre this last time, and IIRC that file is kept because it's
needed on Windows but I couldn't think of a way to handle it on there (like
the symlinking on UNIX).  I honestly don't exactly remember the problem, but
try removing it and compiling on Windows to see if it works.  I suck at
Windows building, so you may figure out a good solution.

Okay, that's a good reason. I'll leave it unless I think of a way to get
rid of it that doesn't break on Windows.

David

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