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From: Stefan Seefeld (seefeld_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-26 17:30:49

Vladimir Prus wrote:
> Stefan Seefeld wrote:

>> What's the reason for having them in the repository then, in the first
>> place ? Can't flex be made a precondition for compiling ?
> I don't know. In fact, it seems that flex-based parser will
> be compiled only if GRAPHIVZ_PARSER variable is set, which
> should not set by default.
>> How does
>> decide whether it the cpp is up to date ?
> Just like it does for all other (target,source) pairs?

Well, the reason I ask is because if there is a chance that the cpp has to
be regenerated, and if, thus, developers are expected to have the tool (flex)
as part of their development environment, I can't see any reason to keep the cpp
in the repository. (The only reason would have been not to require users to
have flex, but that contradicts the previous case.)


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