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Re: Building psql.exe using the free Borland compiler

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: ljb <ljb220(at)mindspring(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org, markMLl(dot)pgsql-general(at)telemetry(dot)co(dot)uk
Subject: Re: Building psql.exe using the free Borland compiler
Date: 2006-05-31 09:16:58
Message-ID: 200605310916.k4V9GwT29127@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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[ CC added for Mark Morgan Lloyd]

Mark, can you comment on this?  Borland C++ 5.5.1 handles echo
differently than it does on your machine.

As far as echo, I think you are right that the Win32 command processor
is the one handling that, but I assumed the backslashes were handled by
the Makefile, hence the need for \#.

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ljb wrote:
> alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com wrote:
> >...
> > but ISTM ljb is the one who needs to find what works ...
> 
> Here's my Makefile for testing this:
> ===========================
> all: f1 f2 f3 f4 f5 f6
> f1:
> 	echo \#define SYSCONFDIR "" > f1
> f2:
> 	echo \#define SYSCONFDIR \"\" > f2
> f3:
> 	echo "#define SYSCONFDIR \"\"" > f3
> f4:
> 	echo '\#define SYSCONFDIR ""' > f4
> f5:
> 	echo '#define SYSCONFDIR ""' > f5
> f6:
> 	echo #define SYSCONFDIR "" > f6
> ===========================
> I'm using make from "Borland C++ 5.5.1 for Win32" on Windows 2000.
> Here are the results for the first 4 cases:
> f1: #define SYSCONFDIR "" 
> f2: #define SYSCONFDIR \"\" 
> f3: "#define SYSCONFDIR \"\"" 
> f4: '#define SYSCONFDIR ""' 
> 
> Cases 'f5' and 'f6' don't produce output files at all.
> 
> So it seems to me that the patch to bcc32.mak should be reverted (as shown
> below), but that depends on what the original poster (Mark Morgan Lloyd)
> says. If he says the patch is needed, we should figure out why we get
> different results.
> 
> --- src/interfaces/libpq/bcc32.mak.orig	2006-04-24 00:03:42.000000000 -0400
> +++ src/interfaces/libpq/bcc32.mak	2006-05-30 19:40:31.000000000 -0400
> @@ -141,7 +141,7 @@
>  
>  # Have to use \# so # isn't treated as a comment, but MSVC doesn't like this
>  pg_config_paths.h: bcc32.mak
> -	echo \#define SYSCONFDIR \"\" > pg_config_paths.h
> +	echo \#define SYSCONFDIR "" > pg_config_paths.h
>  
>  "$(OUTDIR)" :
>  	@if not exist "$(OUTDIR)/$(NULL)" mkdir "$(OUTDIR)"
> 
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