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Re: [PATCH 0/2] Modernize header checks

From: Peter Rosin
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/2] Modernize header checks
Date: Sat, 01 Jun 2013 07:58:52 +0200
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On 2013-06-01 00:06, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Peter Rosin <address@hidden> writes:
>> On 2013-05-31 19:19, Eric Blake wrote:
>>> That said, would it hurt if autoconf just unconditionally defined the
>>> macros that were previously conditionally defined by a probe, so that
>>> code that was relying on HAVE_STRINGS_H instead of blind inclusion will
>>> still compile?
>> How would one do to be portable to both "some versions of FreeBSD" and
>> MSVC, then? (MSVC 10 also lacks strings.h, btw) One camp needs
>> HAVE_STRINGS_H to be defined and one needs to not have it defined.
>> Sounds evil to unconditionally define it under those circumstances. Or
>> have I misunderstood something?
> Autoconf doesn't work with MSVC directly so far as I know.  All of the
> packages I have that are ported to MSVC have a separate hand-written
> config.h that's used for MSVC builds, and in that file one simply doesn't
> define HAVE_STRINGS_H.

What do you mean directly? MSYS can drive a build using MSVC as toolchain
(instead of MinGW) just fine. I do it all the time.


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