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Re: [groff] Loss of MSVC support

From: Colin Watson
Subject: Re: [groff] Loss of MSVC support
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:50:09 +0000
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On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 06:58:18PM +0200, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> Just to make what Keith says (and I concur) crystal clear: there's a
> need to distinguish between C99 compliance of the compiler and the
> C99/Posix compliance of the C runtime.  We can assume the former,
> certainly when using MinGW GCC, but we cannot assume the latter when
> building a native MS-Windows port (as opposed to Cygwin port) of
> Groff.

If it's just the runtime, then Gnulib should be able to paper over a
pretty fair number of the differences, and groff already uses that.  It
may just be a matter of somebody who can do test-builds on Windows
making sure that we're importing the right set of Gnulib modules.

(It's possible that some of the _WIN32 conditionals can be supplied by
Gnulib these days, but there's also no great urgency to remove them,

Colin Watson                                       address@hidden

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