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Re: Windows Build Killer: lib/gettime.c


From: Derek Robert Price
Subject: Re: Windows Build Killer: lib/gettime.c
Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 19:35:59 -0400
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Please bring this up on the address@hidden mailing list.  They may
know what we're missing or be interested in updating gettime.c to run
on Windows.

Derek

Conrad T. Pino wrote:

>Hi All,
>
>File "lib/gettime.c" is a problem for these reasons:
>
>1. defines function "gettime" which invokes function
>"gettimeofday" & VC6 doesn't have an implementation,
>
>2. function "gettimeofday" uses a "struct timeval"
>argument and VC6 doesn't have a definition of it in
>the expected "time.h" file,
>
>3. adding definition for "struct timeval" to a very
>global include like "config.h" fails since VC6 does
>define "struct timeval" in "winsock.h" as follows:
>
>   struct timeval {
>           long    tv_sec;         /* seconds */
>           long    tv_usec;        /* and microseconds */
>   };
>
>which looks correct but the redefinition breaks build,
>
>4. function "rpl_gettimeofday" in "lib/gettimeofday.c"
>doesn't help since it invokes function "gettimeofday"
>& VC6 doesn't have an implementation,
>
>I'm thinking an alternate "gettime.c" implementation in
>"windows-NT" is one way out of this tangle but I'd like
>to hear other ideas first.
>
>Best regards,
>
>Conrad Pino
>


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