Hi Pascal

Thanks for your response, but I don't understand what you mean by, *"At
packaging time it is probably easier to pack the ali together with the
library."*  I thought the ALI file was the library file.  Would you mind
expanding on that a bit.

Thanks

On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 12:03 AM, Pascal Obry <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Rick,
>
> I have a package which I wish to make available to students without their
>> having knowledge of its contents.  I believe that a copy of the
>> specification and a read-only copy of the .ALI file are all that need to
>> be
>> available on the LAN. (Q.1.: is this correct?)
>>
>
> For generic units you need the body too.
>
> My machine is a PC.  I am running GAP's GPL compiler.  (Q.2.: will the ALI
>> be portable if a student is running a MAC or one of the Unicies?)
>>
>
> Not sure but I would avoid doing this anyway. At packaging time it is
> probably easier to pack the ali together with the library. If you build
> using the project facilities all of them are in the same directory.
>
> Also look at the Externally_Built GNAT's project attribute.
>
> Pascal.
>
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