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digitalmars.D - bcd.gen: Help wanted with Windows porting

reply Gregor Richards <Richards codu.org> writes:
As far as I know, there is nothing platform-specific about bcd.gen, but 
I have no means of porting it to Windows.

So, I need somebody who's fairly good at typing 'make', and perhaps even 
editing your path, to see if you can get bcd.gen to compile and function 
on Windows.

Its two prerequisites are both available in binary form:

gccxml: 
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/ctypes/gccxml-20050318-setup.exe?download 
(I hope this is recent enough ...)

libxml2: http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/libxml2.htm

Other than that, you should just need 'make'.  Any help porting/testing 
would be greatly appreciated.  Please respond either via email or to the 
newsgroup.

  - Gregor Richards
Aug 03 2006
parent reply Bradley Smith <digitalmars-com baysmith.com> writes:
I made an attempt to build bcd.gen on Windows. Here are my notes.

1. The libxml2-2.4.12 at gnuwin32.sourceforge.net appears to be missing 
xmlReadFile. Instead, used libxml2-2.6.26.win32.zip from 
http://www.zlatkovic.com/pub/libxml/.

2. Converted libxml2.dll to libxml2.lib using implib.exe from 
DigitalMars. Conversion of lib\libxml2.lib using coeff2omf.exe didn't 
work because undefined symbols remained.

3. Crashes occur when calling free() on char* returned from libxml2. 
Tried converting free() calls to xmlFree(), but crashes still occured. 
Subsituting a noop stup for xmlFree() allows bcdgen to run without 
error, but I can't confirm the result is correct. This problem with 
calling free() may be a consequence of linking to the libxml2.dll via 
implib.exe


   Bradley



Gregor Richards wrote:
 As far as I know, there is nothing platform-specific about bcd.gen, but 
 I have no means of porting it to Windows.
 
 So, I need somebody who's fairly good at typing 'make', and perhaps even 
 editing your path, to see if you can get bcd.gen to compile and function 
 on Windows.
 
 Its two prerequisites are both available in binary form:
 
 gccxml: 
 http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/ctypes/gccxml-20050318-setup.exe?download 
 (I hope this is recent enough ...)
 
 libxml2: http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/libxml2.htm
 
 Other than that, you should just need 'make'.  Any help porting/testing 
 would be greatly appreciated.  Please respond either via email or to the 
 newsgroup.
 
  - Gregor Richards

Aug 03 2006
parent reply Gregor Richards <Richards codu.org> writes:
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

I doubt that the results are wrong, but I'll bet the memory usage is on 
the bad end of the scale ... do you have a way to test how much memory 
it uses in a run?

  - Gregor Richards

Bradley Smith wrote:
 I made an attempt to build bcd.gen on Windows. Here are my notes.
 
 1. The libxml2-2.4.12 at gnuwin32.sourceforge.net appears to be missing 
 xmlReadFile. Instead, used libxml2-2.6.26.win32.zip from 
 http://www.zlatkovic.com/pub/libxml/.
 
 2. Converted libxml2.dll to libxml2.lib using implib.exe from 
 DigitalMars. Conversion of lib\libxml2.lib using coeff2omf.exe didn't 
 work because undefined symbols remained.
 
 3. Crashes occur when calling free() on char* returned from libxml2. 
 Tried converting free() calls to xmlFree(), but crashes still occured. 
 Subsituting a noop stup for xmlFree() allows bcdgen to run without 
 error, but I can't confirm the result is correct. This problem with 
 calling free() may be a consequence of linking to the libxml2.dll via 
 implib.exe
 
 
   Bradley
 
 
 
 Gregor Richards wrote:
 
 As far as I know, there is nothing platform-specific about bcd.gen, 
 but I have no means of porting it to Windows.

 So, I need somebody who's fairly good at typing 'make', and perhaps 
 even editing your path, to see if you can get bcd.gen to compile and 
 function on Windows.

 Its two prerequisites are both available in binary form:

 gccxml: 
 http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/ctypes/gccxml-20050318-setup.exe?download 
 (I hope this is recent enough ...)

 libxml2: http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/libxml2.htm

 Other than that, you should just need 'make'.  Any help 
 porting/testing would be greatly appreciated.  Please respond either 
 via email or to the newsgroup.

  - Gregor Richards


Aug 03 2006
parent Bradley Smith <digitalmars-com baysmith.com> writes:
I don't have an accurate way of measuring the memory used, but it 
appears to use about 70-80 M.

   Bradley


Gregor Richards wrote:
 Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
 
 I doubt that the results are wrong, but I'll bet the memory usage is on 
 the bad end of the scale ... do you have a way to test how much memory 
 it uses in a run?
 
  - Gregor Richards
 
 Bradley Smith wrote:
 I made an attempt to build bcd.gen on Windows. Here are my notes.

 1. The libxml2-2.4.12 at gnuwin32.sourceforge.net appears to be 
 missing xmlReadFile. Instead, used libxml2-2.6.26.win32.zip from 
 http://www.zlatkovic.com/pub/libxml/.

 2. Converted libxml2.dll to libxml2.lib using implib.exe from 
 DigitalMars. Conversion of lib\libxml2.lib using coeff2omf.exe didn't 
 work because undefined symbols remained.

 3. Crashes occur when calling free() on char* returned from libxml2. 
 Tried converting free() calls to xmlFree(), but crashes still occured. 
 Subsituting a noop stup for xmlFree() allows bcdgen to run without 
 error, but I can't confirm the result is correct. This problem with 
 calling free() may be a consequence of linking to the libxml2.dll via 
 implib.exe


   Bradley



 Gregor Richards wrote:

 As far as I know, there is nothing platform-specific about bcd.gen, 
 but I have no means of porting it to Windows.

 So, I need somebody who's fairly good at typing 'make', and perhaps 
 even editing your path, to see if you can get bcd.gen to compile and 
 function on Windows.

 Its two prerequisites are both available in binary form:

 gccxml: 
 http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/ctypes/gccxml-20050318-setup.exe?download 
 (I hope this is recent enough ...)

 libxml2: http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/libxml2.htm

 Other than that, you should just need 'make'.  Any help 
 porting/testing would be greatly appreciated.  Please respond either 
 via email or to the newsgroup.

  - Gregor Richards



Aug 04 2006