htod, no version for Linux?
dsimcha at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 18 11:42:16 PDT 2010
== Quote from Stewart Gordon (smjg_1998 at yahoo.com)'s article
> Walter Bright wrote:
> > Jacob Carlborg wrote:
> >> On 2010-08-17 21:54, Walter Bright wrote:
> >>> 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.
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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