On 29 September 2000, Rene Liebscher said:
It might be better to have script(s) in the misc directory, which checks for a certain compiler the libraries and converts them if necessary.
The compiler classes would print a warning/error message about the wrong format and could mention how to convert the library.
I think I prefer this approach -- easy to go overboard here. Being smart enough to *detect* a possible bad situation is reasonable, but trying to be smart enough to *correct* it is asking for trouble.