[m-rev.] for review: Updated README.MacOS

Ian MacLarty maclarty at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Wed May 19 16:05:51 AEST 2004

For review by anyone.

Estimated hours taken: 0:10

Notes on compiling Mercury on MacOS 10.3

        New version of tar seems to work fine.
        Mercury compiles using gcc 3.4 on MacOS 10.3.

RCS file: /home/mercury1/repository/mercury/README.MacOS,v
retrieving revision 1.3
diff -u -r1.3 README.MacOS
--- README.MacOS        25 Oct 2002 07:31:11 -0000      1.3
+++ README.MacOS        19 May 2004 05:50:49 -0000
@@ -5,6 +5,7 @@
 it truncates long path names.  Make sure you use GNU tar, which is available
 in /sw/bin/gtar, when unpacking the Mercury source or binary distributions.
 (Also, make sure to use GNU tar if/when *building* such distributions!)
+The version of tar that comes with MacOS (10.3.3) doesn't have this problem.

 Apple's version of gcc includes support for precompiled headers.
 Unfortunately this support seems to be somewhat buggy, causing it
@@ -23,3 +24,6 @@
        - shared libraries
        - interactive queries in mdb
        - the `--split-c-files' option to mmc
+The latest version of the compiler (as at 19 May 2004) doesn't compile
+with gcc 2.95.2 on MacOS 10.3.3, however it does with gcc 3.4.0.

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