htod, no version for Linux?

dsimcha dsimcha at
Wed Aug 18 11:42:16 PDT 2010

== Quote from Stewart Gordon (smjg_1998 at's article
> Walter Bright wrote:
> > Jacob Carlborg wrote:
> >> On 2010-08-17 21:54, Walter Bright wrote:
> <snip>
> >>> No. The problem is it is built out of the DM C compiler, which does not
> >>> parse gcc extensions found in Linux.
> Cross-platform compatibility is a separate issue from compatibility with
> vendor-specific extensions to the language.  Besides, there's a version
> of GCC (MinGW) for Windows as well.
> >> How about the rest of the language or is the gcc extensions used in
> >> too many headers for htod to be useful ?
> >
> > I don't know how hard the problem is. I haven't spent any time
> > attempting to make it work on linux.
> I'd expect a program like this to be platform agnostic.
> Stewart.

Well, if we don't care about GNU extensions, then I'll ask again, what's wrong
with Wine?  I'm not saying it wouldn't be nice to have a Linux port of htod, but
if Wine provides an easy workaround, I think it should be a very low priority.

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