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From Martin Sebor <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Scripts, generating solution and projects for MSVC/ICC [2]
Date Mon, 02 Oct 2006 15:00:24 GMT
Farid Zaripov wrote:
>   The _RWBUILD_std macro used to define properly _RWSTD_EXPORT macro.

Hmm. I hadn't realized that. _RWBUILD_std is a vestige of the
Rogue Wave build infrastructure (as you might be able to tell
by the odd looking name).

>   Should we replace #ifdef _RWBUILD_std to #ifdef _RWSTD_LIB_SRC in
> _defs.h?

Yes. It should also key in on _RWSHARED.

>>Also, it would be good to document the variables defined in 
>>the .config files. I have an idea what CPPFLAGS might be but 
>>what's CONVERT or SLNVER (these are rhetorical questions)? 
>>While on the subject of these variables, shouldn't -qnoipo be 
>>defined in LDFLAGS rather than in LD?
>   CXX, LD, AR variables are used at configure step only.

And not when bulding the lib? Why not?

> are used in libraries, examples and tests builds also. Thus LD variable
> should contain 
> additiona options for configure step. We can rename LDFLAGS to
> LDFLAGS.wide and
> add LDFLAGS.config

I think it's best for the config flags to be the same (and under
the same variable) as those used to compile and link the library
to prevent accidental incompatibilities. The flags for examples,
tests, and everything else can be different as long as they stay
binary compatible.

> =-qnoipo. BTW it seems to me -qnoipo flags is
> unnecessary (I just
> copied this flags from the previous scripts). All works fine without
> this flag.

Let's take it out then. IPO could be useful.

>>And shouldn't we be using cl (or icl) to link instead of invoking the
> linker directly?
>   I not found where MS recommends invoke cl.exe instead of link.exe to
> link files.

In general, linkers like to be invoked via the compiler driver.
MSVC's compiler driver, cl, invokes the linker automatically
like other drivers do:
Unless you know of a reason why invoking link.exe directly is
better I think we should use the driver.


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