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Re: [patch #3946] Add make support for windows PE resources

From: Nicola Pero
Subject: Re: [patch #3946] Add make support for windows PE resources
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2005 17:38:47 +0100 (BST)

I did get confused. I changed RC_FILES to WINRES_FILES and RCFLAGS to WINRESFLAGS *after* I submitted the patch, not before. (Note, no 'D')

Good point about the 'D'.  The name needs more thinking :-)

Probably you're right and it should be WINRES_FILES rather than WINDRES_FILES.

hmmm .... I tried to look on the web for how Microsoft calls such a file ... it looks like it would be called a "resource-definition script (.rc file)" (http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/tools/tools/about_resource_files.asp).

On the Delphi web site they call it "a resource script file", and they have the 'Borland Resource Compiler'. When they get down to real business they seem to start referring to it simply as the '.RC file' though.

Actually everyone seems to be calling it an '.rc file' after having explained what it is.

So I'm honestly tempted by xxx_WINDOWS_RC_FILES. It's a bit longer to write, but looks like the most expressive / easy to understand, both for Windows programmers (who understand it's an .rc file), and for non-Windows programmers (who understand it's a Windows-only thing).

So my current inclination (totally open to discussion) is:

 xxx_WINDOWS_RC_FILES for the files,
 WINDRES_FLAGS for the flags to pass to the 'windres' program

Sounds reasonable ?  Any comments ?


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