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Re: What's holding up mainperl from upgrading MakeMaker?

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John E. Malmberg
July 25, 2005 01:23
Re: What's holding up mainperl from upgrading MakeMaker?
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Michael G Schwern wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 24, 2005 at 12:58:57PM -0500, Craig A. Berry wrote:
>>At 4:27 PM +0100 7/23/05, Nicholas Clark wrote:
>>>However, VMS is currently failing to build even miniperl, due to its C
>>>compiler being more stringent about const consistency than anything else
>>>on the planet.
>>It's the same compiler as the Tru64 compiler, but the default options
>>on the build tools reflect the assumption that all warnings will be
>>fixed before proceeding.
> Wow, it treats warnings as errors?  That's... ummm-- can you turn that off?

It is MMK/MMS that treats the warnings as errors.

I usually run with a higher level of warnings enabled on the compiler. 
That way it finds other errors, including "legal" code that has a high 
probability of having a bug.

>>I'm testing a patch against blead that should get it building again.


Please look at the descrip_mms.template patch that I just sent along. 
With out it, the debug listings on VMS are not very useful.

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