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[bug #18517] Compilation error in find_directory() in dir.c on Windows p

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: [bug #18517] Compilation error in find_directory() in dir.c on Windows platforms
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2006 05:57:49 +0000
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Update of bug #18517 (project make):

                  Status:                    None => Later                  
             Open/Closed:                    Open => Closed                 


Follow-up Comment #1:

Hi all.

The make source code is undergoing some relatively major contortions right
now as I wrestle it to an ISO C standard behavior and throw out support for
K&R C.  Along with this is a change to use the strcache capability I added in
the last release, throughout the entire codebase to greatly reduce the amount
of memory used by make and hopefully, in some cases at least, increase the
efficiency.  The changes you see currently in CVS are minor compared to the
ones I have locally in my workspace(s).  The good news is that this work is
almost done and as of last weekend my current version passes all the
regression tests again!  I'm adding some validation code and checking things
with valgrind, etc. but the end appears to be in sight.

The bad news is that since I don't have any Windows systems available to me
to test on (ditto for VMS, Amiga, etc.) those ports have definitely "rotted"
somewhat.  I fully expect there will be many instances of this sort of
problem, where strings were made constant in the POSIX port but now some love
has to be applied in the other ports.  I don't think it's really productive to
begin this debugging until I've committed all the changes I have locally.

In short, at the moment I will have to simply state that the CVS tree is
known not to be stable for non-POSIX operating systems.


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