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Is the OBJ file important? Why?

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I am writing a VB5 project which makes extensive use of classes, my first serious use of VB classes. The is a .OBJ file (MY_PROJ.OBJ) which has been created, but I can't for the life tell what it is for. I made a copy of the project directory with out the OBJ file -- everything seems to work OK, and the file has not been recreated.

Question: what is in the OBJ file? How important is it? Should I keep it in Visual Source Safe with the rest of my source code?

Thanks in advance...
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The OBJ file is created when you compile your project.
It should be erased provided your compile had no problem.

You don't have to keep it.
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Looking at my OBJ file a little closer, I see it has not been modified in many months. Not that it really matters, but any idea why when I recompile my app the old OBJ file was not removed?
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Does it have the exact name as a module in your project? If so I have no idea, I'd erase it and forget it.
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