OT? Legacy code and constants / good and portable coding (RE: Compiling Wine in Cygwin)
Hannu E K Nevalainen (garbage mail)
Sun Sep 7 10:26:00 GMT 2003
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf
> Of Marcel Telka
> On 05.09.2003 22:06, Gregory Nutt wrote:
> > Trying to compile wine-20030813 in the first release of the 1.5.x
> > series.
> > I discovered that shader.c is looking for -HUGE which is apparently
> > supposed to be defined in math.h. I was able to make it compile by
> > changing the shader.c to look for -HUGE_VAL which is defined in
> > cygwin's math.h. However, I'd like to know if this is a bug to report
> > to Wine or a bug to report to Cygwin. Since Wine compiles on Linux
> > without a problem, I thought I'd start with Cygwin.
> IMHO, that is wine-related problem.
Ughhh... I wonder who it was that wrote:
> On Fri, 5 Sep 2003, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > HUGE is a SVID-specific value that is equal to MAXFLOAT on my RedHat 7.3
> > box. That is *not* the same as HUGE_VAL, BTW, so I'd use MAXFLOAT
> > instead.
> MAXFLOAT is outdated. I would suggest FLT_MAX in float.h.
As there seems to some confusion regarding this: Thus I wonder;
Is there ANY good reading on what is legacy/outdated - and what isn't!?
/Hannu E K Nevalainen, B.Sc. EE - 59Â°16.37'N, 17Â°12.60'E
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