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Re: [ft-devel] Very very old CodeWarrior C compiler cannot parse directo

From: mpsuzuki
Subject: Re: [ft-devel] Very very old CodeWarrior C compiler cannot parse directory-structured include files
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 03:26:58 +0900

On Mon, 13 Oct 2008 19:05:43 +0200
"Maarten Maathuis" <address@hidden> wrote:

>On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 5:52 PM,  <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Recently I've got still-sealed "CodeWarrior Gold 10"
>> which was released on 1994, and tried to build FreeType2
>> by this very very old CW.
>Am i the only one who wonders why a 14 year old compiler is
>even relevant today?

I think I'm the only one who tries 14 year old compiler to
build FreeType2. The reason why I used such legacy compiler
is: I wanted to make a CW project file in the oldest format.

On 2005, I updated CodeWarrior project file in builds/mac
from CW v7 format to CW v9 XML format - afterwards I received
several claims that developers using CW v7/v8 could not use
new project file due to format incompatibility. It's the
reason why I've chosen such very legacy compiler, I expected
the oldest format will serve to all CW users.

Maybe there's another fundamental question: CW for MacOS is
discontinued product and no longer supported, is it relevant?
I don't have solid answer, but I have 3 reasons to maintain.

* CW has been supported since the initial release of FreeType2.

* Some binaries built by CW depends on Metrowerks' own libc,
  the binaries built by MPW C compilers are not guaranteed
  to be the replacements.
* At present, the cost to maintain CW files in FreeType2 is
  still payable for me.

If FreeType2 had never supported CW (or had removed by other
maintainers), I ought not to add CW support by myself.


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