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Re: [Vala] Five bugs in Vala integration

From: Nor Jaidi Tuah
Subject: Re: [Vala] Five bugs in Vala integration
Date: Thu, 09 Sep 2010 08:03:40 +0800

On Wed, 2010-09-08 at 20:37 +0200, Jürg Billeter wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-09-08 at 20:02 +0200, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> > > Unfortunately no. "Starting with version 0.7.0, Vala supports the
> > > preprocessing directives #if, #elif, #else, and #endif."
> > > 
> > > http://live.gnome.org/Vala/FAQ#Does_Vala_have_a_preprocessor.3F
> > 
> > Well, that's a blow, but it's not necessarily the end of portable
> > derived sources, iff developers are careful to never (ab)use this
> > feature to create nonportable derived sources.
> Yes, when using Vala with Automake, the idea is that the derived sources
> are always portable, and #if shouldn't be used to handle configure
> options or similar.

That's a blow for me too. I was hoping that all those #ifs
go straight to the c files so that there are ./configurable.

I suggest valac should have an option for the #ifs to be
retained in the c files.

Nor Jaidi Tuah

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