[mercury-users] Mercury on VisualC

Julien Fischer juliensf at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Sun Dec 11 02:33:01 AEDT 2005

On Sat, 10 Dec 2005, Jonathan Morgan wrote:

> Julien Fischer wrote:
> >
> > On Sat, 10 Dec 2005, Jonathan Morgan wrote:
> >
> > > I attempted to build Mercury 0.12.0 with MS VisualC (Visual C++ Toolkit
> > > 2003, .NET SDK 1.1), using the instructions given in README.MS-VisualC.
> It
> > > failed trying to build the Boehm GC.  Following is some of the output.
> It
> > > seems to be failing because the expected file ntwin32.mak is not there.
> Any
> > > ideas why this might be the case?
> > >
> >
> > No, although you may want to try the rotd rather than 0.12.0 since the
> > former uses a more recent version of the Boehm collector.
> When was the last time the VisualC compiler was tested?

Definitely in 2002, since then I'm not sure - the last substantial
changes committed regarding Visual C were committed in 2004, so
presmuably then.

> Looking in the cvs repository, it seems that,
> checking out now,
> one, two, three and four years ago, ntwin32.mak was required by NT_MAKFILE
> and was not there.  I also see that there has never been an ntwin32.mak, as
> it is not in the directory or the attic.  The line also seems to have been
> commented out of the Makefile at some times.

ntwin32.mak is part of (or at least provided with) the windows SDK.

> It is certainly not something that will be fixed by moving to the latest
> version of the compiler.

Possibly not, I only mentioned it on the possiblity that the build process
for the Boehm collector had changed between versions.

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