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Re: generated files should be distributed

From: Mark . Burgess
Subject: Re: generated files should be distributed
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2003 15:49:20 +0100 (MET)

On 11 Nov, Dave Love wrote:
> address@hidden writes:
>> What do you mean? That their product files should be distributed with
>> the dist?
> Yes.
>> There have been problems with this before due to platform
>> incompatibilities.

I don't fully recall anymore, since it has not happened since the
change. But it had something to do with HPUX and the code generated
being different than the code generated on my solaris box.
> What sort of incompatibilities?  As far as I know, that doesn't happen
> with other packages using flex and bison, and I don't see how it could
> possibly be an issue with Info files.

Are we talking about info files? Does anyone actually use info files?
They seem to be obsolete and I cannot remember doing anything special
with these.

> If there are such problems, I think they need identifying and
> addressing generally so that all packages benefit.

If you have a general solution, that's great. I don't know
enough about the problem to suggest a general solution for
bison. I am willing to try including the code from the recent
versions to see if they are good enough.


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