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Wed, 22 May 2002 16:39:36 +1000
Due to the generous donation of a MacOSX login from
Brandon Bremen, I have now got the MacOSX version of
Portable.NET to a useful working stage.
All of the tests in "samples" work, as does "cscctest"
A few notes:
- The compile spits out a huge number of errors when
building "engine/cvm.c". Then it ignores them and
This problem is due to Darwin's "smart" C pre-processor
which is not smart enough to understand my inimitable
macro dog's breakfast in the CVM interpreter core. :-)
(Actually, it isn't really my fault - the "smart" mode
does not understand computed gotos, which is a bug in
the C pre-processor).
When the pre-processor dies, it backs off to "basic"
mode and the compile continues OK. I haven't yet
discovered which gcc option turns off smart mode
completely (suggestions welcome).
- The test_varith.c file causes Brandon's machine to just
stop dead. This is probably due to the complexity of
this file - I'll endeavour to simplify or split it.
Just ^C the build at this point - its nearly finished
- There were a number of alignment and endian issues
that cropped up, that I've now fixed. This should help
other non-x86 platforms such as sparc and hpux.
- I made some slight changes to the autotools system to
support automake 1.5. This may help Cygwin users who
have been having problems with 1.5 (or it may not: try
it and see).
To build, do the following:
- Check out a fresh pnet tree from CVS
- [DotGNU]MacOSX works!,
Rhys Weatherley <=