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"Tony Hoyle" <tony.hoyle at march-hare.com> wrote in message news:fosubn$j8t$1 at paris.nodomain.org... > Feel free to add extra comments if you find something particularly > confusing. I try to make code easy to follow on its own - for my own sake > if nothing else.. and do throw comments in where I've done something > non-obvious. Well, to be entirely honest, I find pretty much everything confusing. From some of the var names (which are non-obvious) to the method names (the mix of C++ and C is particularly confusing at times), to all the defines and the aliasing and the ..... I can imagine when you've had your head in the code for years already (as you have), then things are fairly clear, but for a newbie like me, wow - it's a doozy. I guess part of the reason that I am finding things so confusing is that I have lost some the "C" style of programming after 5-10 yrs in Java. I now realize that some of the things I hated when I first moved to Java actually makes it significantly easier to read and understand code whereas things are a lot more tricky in C. But I'll keep swinging away at it and try to figure this out. I don't expect to understand everything at all; but it would be nice to understand some of the basics at the very least. One question that I did have; I noticed that every "lib" that you use, you use from the source code and recompile. Is there a reason for that, as opposed to using precompiled, version'ed libs? For instance, instead of using some regex libs, you have all the source code for regex (pcre) instead of just a precompiled lib. I'm assuming that is in order to compile for the different environments, instead of having multiple binaried libs? Thanks, Eric