Frequently Asked Questions
Where's the makefile?
(In some development systems, a "makefile" is needed to tell the compiler
which files to update when a file changes, and how to link them all
together.) Prior to 7/25/96, the CONICAL distribution pack did not
include a makefile. Now it includes this
makefile, which builds all the CONICAL objects and a main program
called main.cpp, resulting in an executable called
run. You can edit this to remove any objects
not needed for your particular application, if you wish.
Users of Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) can ignore this
makefile; simply add whatever classes you need to your project. Remember,
though, that you'll have to also add the base classes of any derived
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