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Re: C++ program only compiles if -mno-cygwin specified

On Sat, Jul 15, 2006 at 05:58:05PM +0200, Eric Lilja wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 14, 2006 at 10:55:22PM +0200, Eric Lilja wrote:
>>> Hello, I'm using a fully updated cygwin and it seems that it puts
>>> macros named BIG_ENDIAN and LITTLE_ENDIAN into global scope if
>>> include <stdio.h> (or <cstdio>). If the program is compiled with
>>> -mno-cygwin, these macros are not present. This prevented me from
>>> compiling a third party library out-of-the-box. Here's a condensed
>>> test case that will only compile in MinGW-mode:
>>> #include <cstdio>
>>> int
>>> main()
>>> {
>>>   enum TArch1 {LITTLE_ENDIAN};
>>>   enum TArch2 {BIG_ENDIAN};
>>> }
>>> Maybe these macros need not to be in global scope for cygwin to
>>> function or maybe I can do something else and still compile the
>>> third party library under cygwin without editing the library code?
>>There is no way to change this behavior other than in source code.
>>Cygwin's stdio.h includes sys/types.h which defines these values.  The
>>stdio header file from glibc does not include sys/types.h.  If it did,
>>you'd have the same problem.
>I see.  And I presume that these values are supplied to be used by a
>third-party otherwise they would have been prefixed with double

Do a grep of the header files in /usr/include and you'll see where the
values are defined.

>I understand newlib has been updated over the years because if I remember 
>correctly that program used to compile under cygwin, like two years ago or 
>so. Anyway, it's easy to work around. Thanks for your help.
>[snip clever sed snippet]

This has nothing to do with newlib.


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