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2008.06.04 09:02 "Re: Different between tiff_config.h and Tiffconf.h", by <shailaj@mail.com.np>
2008.06.04 15:07 "Re: Different between tiff_config.h and Tiffconf.h", by Frank Warmerdam
2008.06.04 17:28 "Re: Different between tiff_config.h and Tiffconf.h", by Bob Friesenhahn
2008.06.04 17:17 "Re: Different between tiff_config.h and Tiffconf.h", by Bob Friesenhahn

2008.06.04 17:28 "Re: Different between tiff_config.h and Tiffconf.h", by Bob Friesenhahn

On Wed, 4 Jun 2008, Frank Warmerdam wrote:

> Mitesh wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> 
>> What is the difference between tiff_config.h and Tiffconf.h

> I'm afraid I'm still confused on these files.  I get the impression
> that tif_config.h is strictly internal to the library while tiffconf.h
> gets installed with the other public include files and may be used by
> applications.  But there does seem to be quite a bit of duplication
> between them.

Before libtiff got a configure script, it was normal for the features 
of each libtiff to be different.  As a result, applications included 
tiffconf.h and tested for feature support via the *_SUPPORT defines.
There are many useful applications which use libtiff but which are no 
longer actively maintained.  Without supporting this legacy usage, 
these old applications will fail to compile.  Even many current 
applications will use this header since they want to continue working 
with anchient libtiff as well.

Bob
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