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Re: MS Platform SDK now available

On Tue, 18 Nov 1997, Paul Garceau wrote:

> 	Anyone had the opportunity to attempt using the Platform SDK under 
> Gnu-Win32 (eg. mingw32)?  If so, are there any steps I need to take in 
> order to enable it for this NT 4.0 system?

I've been playing with a mingw32 EGCS compiler and the MS Platform SDK.
It won't work out of the box. I added these switches to the "predefines"
section of GCC the GCC specs file:

  -D_STDCALL_SUPPORTED -D_M_IX86=1 -D_inline=__inline__
  -D_cdecl=__attribute__((__cdecl__)) -D__declspec(dllimport)=

You will have to remove, or rewrite some functions in inline assembly from
winnt.h, because they use intel syntax, not AT&T like GNU does.

It works as long as you supply -DWIN32_LEAN_AND_MEAN with CFLAGS, and
ignore a flood of GCC warnings. I only tested it on a few trivial
programs, though.

Happy hacking,


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