Trouble-Shooting &
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 class.

If you have any difficulty using CONICAL, or you have an issue to add to this FAQ, please send mail to, and I'll get back to you as quickly as possible.

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Last Updated: 9/10/96 Joe Strout.