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Re: Issues while building ncurses 6.2 using Visual Studio

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: Issues while building ncurses 6.2 using Visual Studio
Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2020 08:41:48 -0400
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On Tue, Mar 17, 2020 at 02:28:07PM +0100, Anonymous Maarten wrote:
> Hello Thomas,
> Hello people of bug-ncurses,
> I've updated my patches at https://github.com/mirror/ncurses/pull/1 on top
> of master.
> These patches now let ncurses build using visual studio and using the
> ncurses build system.
> CI output: https://ci.appveyor.com/project/madebr/ncurses/builds/31521971
> Apart from the changes to the build system, there were 2 changes rqeuired
> to ncurses/base/MKlib_gen.sh. When the macro is expanded, too many
> parentheses are generated and an error is thrown.
> > The NOMACROS change will cause the library to not work...
> Also, I've (again) defined NCURSES_NOMACROS.

> I hope you can do something with my patches.

yes, I intend doing that.

For lib_gen.c, I think that can only be solved by providing an alternate
means of generating the file which interprets the header files directly
without using the C preprocessor output (not simple).

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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