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Re: [PATCH 0/2] Modernize header checks

From: Russ Allbery
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/2] Modernize header checks
Date: Fri, 31 May 2013 23:09:08 -0700
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Peter Rosin <address@hidden> writes:
> On 2013-06-01 00:06, Russ Allbery wrote:

>> 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.

I meant in terms of being able to probe directly for a header file using
the standard configure script, so I may be wrong.  You can currently get
"checking for strings.h... not found" on Windows systems from the regular
configure script?

Russ Allbery (address@hidden)             <>

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