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Re: Make CVS HEAD version build out of the box

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Make CVS HEAD version build out of the box
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2007 18:17:19 +0200

> From: Paul Smith <address@hidden>
> Cc: Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>, address@hidden
> Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2007 10:08:45 -0400
> Up until now, as far as I know no one has supported building GNU make
> from CVS on Windows platforms.  To actually create a distribution
> tarball takes a lot of tools such as autoconf, automake, gettext, etc.
> which I believe do run on Windows but are not commonly found.
> However, I have no objection to the creation of a new batch file or
> whatever that will make this easier.

Since currently the Windows port is built by a simple script, all we
need to do is modify that script so that it works with CVS files.  Do
you see anything else that needs to be done, apart of producing a
valid config.h from the W32 template?

> Well, obviously casting a const char* to a char* so you can modify it is
> not valid code.  There's a reason these values are const, and that
> reason is that they should not be modified.
> I can't accept this change; you'll have to find a way of rewriting this
> code that does NOT involve casting away const.


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