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Re: amaya for OS/2

From: Daniel Veillard <veillard@rufus.w3.org>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 18:46:47 -0500
Message-Id: <199802132346.SAA29662@rufus.w3.org>
To: "Alexander Mai" <st002279@hrzpub.tu-darmstadt.de>
Cc: www-amaya@w3.org
> Hello,
> 
> I'm trying to compile amaya for OS/2 using XFree86 & Lesstif.
> Don't know whether it's desired to receive patches from people "like me"
> but anyway I can't provide final diffs yet. But I can make some suggestions
> which are useful for other ports, too.
> And yes, "check" means add the few lines to configure(.in)
> 
> 1) Check for existence of strcasecmp(). I have only stricmp()

What is stricmp ?

~ -> man stricmp
No manual entry for stricmp
~ -> 

If it does the same as you strcasecmp can also patch
thotlib/include/thot_sys.h accordingly of your setup using 

#ifdef OS2  /* or whatever ... */
#define strcasecmp(a, b) stricmp((a), (b))
#endif

  If we need to check for strcasecmp, that need that we need a fallback
implementation and in that case, it's even easier to duplicate it and not
even check (like for strncasecmp() in amaya/HTMLstyle.c !).

However, I added the check to configure.in

> 2) Who invented this crazy check for Motif by searching files with
>    given names in pre-defined directories ???
>    (hmm, I'm aware that it may sound very offending, but I really can't
>    imagine a reason for this method)
  
>    Please use the standard method of checking for headers and libs!

   I borrowed it from the configure.in of the Lesstif project !
excerpt from the configure.in ...

dnl
dnl Checking for Motif libraries and includes
dnl
dnl Borrowed from Lesstif configure.in
dnl Lesstif is a Great Project (TM)
dnl

  I agree that Lesstif is crazy, who need a Motif clone ;-)

>    Please use the standard method of checking for headers and libs!

  Which standard method, you need to be more explicit here !!!
Especially if you provide a piece of code others will be able to flame
you because it doesn't work on their platform ;-)

  Don't tell me that there is a standard method of checking for XF86
and Motif on OS/2, Windows or a Machintosh !

> 3) Check for M_PI and M_PI2

  ??? What do you mean ???
 
> 4) Check for lstat(), on my sys is only stat() available. 
>    This obviously a non-un*x problem, but OTOH amaya seems to support other
>    platforms as well, so this may justify this.
>    ALso that's the reason why one uses configure ;-)

  lstat is only used in one place and it's to find where the binary
has actually been installed on UNIX. It's used to be able to follow the
link.

thotlib/base/registry.c: 
 if (lstat (execname, &stat_buf) == 0) ....

It was protected against #ifndef _WINDOWS, I replace it with
#ifdef HAVE_LSTAT, not a big deal ...

> 5) Why don't you bundle libwww 5.1x instead of an (probably?) older version ?

  
 
 Daniel

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