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Re: problems compiling 3.79.1 on windows 2000

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: problems compiling 3.79.1 on windows 2000
Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 14:39:17 -0400

%% "Goldman, Jay" <address@hidden> writes:

  gj> I have just downloaded the 3.79.1 source for make and built it using
  gj> MSVC 6 (that is the Microsoft's c/c++compiler version 12.00.8804). I am
  gj> getting errors (see below).

You mean warnings.

  gj> Some of them (such as the unreferenced labels) are due to
  gj> conditional code which is not included in the WINDOWS32 mode
  gj> compiles or 'ANSI-ism' warnings (such as signed/unsigned
  gj> mismatches) - others are potentially more serious (i.e. the file.c
  gj> 'integral constant overflow' warning). Has anyone 'cleaned' up
  gj> these issues? Can I send patches somewhere?

No one has done so.  I have looked at some of the integral constant
overflow-type warnings and they're actually not a problem--or weren't in
the cases I saw.

Patches are always welcome, of course.

 Paul D. Smith <address@hidden>          Find some GNU make tips at:            
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