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Steve Hay
September 1, 2011 05:52
RE: generating win32/config_H.*
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H.Merijn Brand wrote on 2011-08-31:
> On Tue, 30 Aug 2011 09:32:03 +0100, Nicholas Clark <>
>> The revision log for the files various Win32 "canned config files"
>> win32/config_H.* suggest that they are updated manually and
>> sporadically.
>> As best I can tell each is generated from a corresponding config file
>> using win32/config_h.PL, and I assume ideally is supposed to be in
>> win32/config_h.PL is actually portable. Would it make sense to do the
>> regeneration as part of, and (therefore) keep all the canned
>> headers up to date automatically?
> I manually change these based on Porting/
> will that be pointless too than?
> /me silently hopes so

It's the win32/config.* files that you (kindly) update with the help of
Porting/ We're talking about the win32/config_H.* files
here, which are not so easily updated...

Btw, Merijn: One of the manual parts of the process of updating them is
restoring QUADKIND 5 (QUAD_IS___INT64), which gets lost when running
win32/config_h.PL because it isn't in config_h.SH. Is that something
that you could sort out? (It was added to the win32 configs long ago in
83ff24d4e9, but never found its way upstream.)

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