Re: Depending on C99 (Re: GtkBindingSignal changes)
- From: Hans Breuer <hans breuer org>
- To: Roger Leigh <rleigh whinlatter ukfsn org>
- Cc: Tor Lillqvist <tml iki fi>, gtk-devel-list gnome org, Matthias Clasen <mclasen redhat com>
- Subject: Re: Depending on C99 (Re: GtkBindingSignal changes)
- Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2006 21:38:29 +0100
On 05.01.2006 20:58, Roger Leigh wrote:
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Hans Breuer <hans breuer org> writes:
Have you used any of the MS compilers to compile at least Glib?
The last free (as in in beer) version did not support linking with
the C-runtine as DLL at all.
No. I've built everything from Glib up to some GNOME libs quite a
number of times with both Cygwin and MinGW, however. GCC works
perfectly well, and can be binary compatible with the MS libraries
should you require it.
Why not simply drop usage of anything else than the latest GCC?
And ony be portable to differnt flavours of Linux? *No* NOT serious.
Support for obsolete, non-standard and proprietary compilers is not
particularly compelling for me as a free software developer,
particuarly when it prevents the use of beneficial features of the C
language as standardised by ISO.
Partitally agreed. But most of the C99 feature to me look like some
backports from C++. So I'm not weighting them too much. And instead
prefer the real thing as in C++ (not only) a better C.
I'm aware that quite a number of folks use MSVC to develop proprietary
applications, but I do have to question whether the long-term
detrimental effects of being tied to it outweigh being stuck in the
past. I would be interested to know how many of the existing MSVC
users can't use GCC.
Me. At some point in time I managed to have a somewhat working build
environment with mingw. See: http://hans.breuer.org/gtk/build.html
But I never was able to reproduce it with a newer version. Also I still
highly prefer the use of the MS debugger than all the alternatives I've
IMHO for real development (not just compiling something, that others
have made work) a working debugger is quite useful.
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