proposal: eliminate hints file

David Gobbi dgobbi at
Mon Apr 10 12:33:04 EDT 2000

Hi Mike,

Yeah, that was one of the other issues: the fact that I have to
modify the central hints file to support classes in my vtk/local
directory.  This is actually a stronger argument than the
rebuild-after-modifying-hints argument I made earlier.  Thanks
for bringing it up.

Ken is right, though, that some deep thought should go into
naming the typedefs: we'll have to live with them for a long
time.  Anyone have suggestions?

 - David

  David Gobbi, MSc                    dgobbi at
  Advanced Imaging Research Group
  Robarts Research Institute, University of Western Ontario

On Mon, 10 Apr 2000, Michael Halle wrote:

> Plus, the hints file centrally stores information that should be
> per-library or per-class.  If we have several people developing their
> own vtk classes/libraries, they shouldn't all be mucking around with
> the central hints file (although they do need read access to it).
> 							--Mike

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