Why do we still need/use .di 'header' files?

Don Clugston dac at nospam.com.au
Sun Nov 19 03:18:02 PST 2006

BCS wrote:
> Don Clugston wrote:
>> What about templates, and conditional compilation?
> if you are taking about closed source libs, that isn't an issue.

No, I wasn't. Just pointing out that source->obj is a lossy process, 
it's not fully reversible (unless you include most of the source in the 
obj file, which I think defeats most of the purpose).

> would be nice to have a tool that would walk a .o/.a/.lib file (that 
> doesn't come with source) and generate a .di file that lets you link to it.
> Just dreaming I guess.

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