4.29 Obsolete Precompiled Header (PCH) files

In automatic PCH processing mode the compiler identifies and deletes obsolete PCH files.

The compiler indicates that a PCH file is obsolete, and deletes it, under the following circumstances:

  • If the PCH file is based on at least one out-of-date header file but is otherwise applicable for the current compilation.

  • If the PCH file has the same base name as the source file being compiled, for example, xxx.pch and xxx.c, but is not applicable for the current compilation, for example, because you have used different command-line options.

These describe some common cases. You must delete other PCH files as required.

Related concepts
4.24 Precompiled Header (PCH) files
4.25 Automatic Precompiled Header (PCH) file processing
4.26 Precompiled Header (PCH) file processing and the header stop point
4.27 Precompiled Header (PCH) file creation requirements
4.28 Compilation with multiple Precompiled Header (PCH) files
4.30 Manually specifying the filename and location of a Precompiled Header (PCH) file
4.31 Selectively applying Precompiled Header (PCH) file processing
4.32 Suppressing Precompiled Header (PCH) file processing
4.33 Message output during Precompiled Header (PCH) processing
4.34 Performance issues with Precompiled Header (PCH) files
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