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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-11-05 15:48:17

At 07:02 AM 11/4/2003, John Maddock wrote:
>> > As per our discussion could we remove this lib prefix? Who should
>> We need something to differentiate between static libraries and dll
>> libraries, I suppose a "static_" prefix would actually be my
>> One thing though - it is *extremely* painful to change and then test
>> (as well as modifying and testing the header, I have a lot of regex
>> makefiles that also have to change, and then be tested with every
>> build variant you can imagine :-( ), changing the name of the prefix
>> wouldn't be too bad for me though if that's really desirable. To be
>> I'm not too unhappy with the current "lib" prefix though.
>And on second thoughts I'm not sure it's possible the remove the "lib"
>prefix if we also want to ensure a consistent naming scheme across Unix
>Windows platforms.

Is consistent naming across platforms important? I would have thought
naming consistent with the platform's usual conventions would be more


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