The template repository stores template instances between separate compilations so that template instances are compiled only when necessary. The template repository contains all nonsource files needed for template instantiation when using the external instances method. The repository is not used for other kinds of instances.
The template repository is contained, by default, within the Sun WorkShop Cache directory (SunWS_cache). The Sun WorkShop Cache directory is contained within the directory in which the output files will be placed. You can change the name of the cache directory by setting the SUNWS_CACHE_NAME environment variable.
demo% CC -o sub/a.o a.cc
writes the object file to ./sub/a.o and writes template instances into the repository contained within ./sub/SunWS_cache. If the cache directory does not exist, and the compiler needs to instantiate a template, the directory is created for you.
You can specify an alternate repository location with the -ptrdirectory option.
demo% CC sub1/a.o sub2/b.o
reads from ./sub1/SunWS_cache and ./sub2/SunWS_cache, and, if necessary, writes to ./SunWS_cache.
Do not specify multiple repositories by giving multiple -ptr options. You can only use -ptr to specify a single repository location.
demo% CC a.cc demo% CC b.cc
In practice, this means you must either compile separate programs (or libraries) in separate directories, or clean out the template repository between each program or library compilation.