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Re: Many error msgs for all user-documents in lout 3.38 (MS Vista + Cygw
Re: Many error msgs for all user-documents in lout 3.38 (MS Vista + Cygwin)
Mon, 26 Jan 2009 20:46:17 +0800
Thunderbird 188.8.131.52 (Windows/20080708)
Volker Renneberg wrote:
Hi there again!
Finally, I succeeded to compile lout 3.38 under Cygwin/Windows Vista.
However, I cannot compile any of the delivered lout documents (slides,
expert, user, design).
It gives a lot of messages of the form:
lout file "all":
69,1: width missing from 0i
69,1: /, | and & must be enclosed in double quotes
I have attached the compilation report for the slides-document.
I have set OSDOS to 1 and OSUNIX to 0. I have tried it with locale
turned on and off. I did not change any of the include-files.
Right now, I do not know where this problem comes from neither where to
look at.... Any ideas?
A follow up.
I guess the likely problem is in z19.c:223. I think there is a
small difference between the implementation of [s]scanf in newlibc
and gnulibc. From the ISO C standard draft n1256, it looks like
newlibc is correct, or maybe both are valid interpretations. The
use of sscanf in that part of the code looks like it really needs
to depend on pretty specific behaviour, fairly brittle usage.
I will patch my version later today and see if it runs properly on
cygwin with the fix.
Kein-Hong Man (esq.)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia