[Ecls-list] Windows port fixed

Goffioul Michael goffioul at imec.be
Tue Feb 6 08:53:03 UTC 2007

> Hi,
> I have spent the last two days fighting with Visual Studio 
> Express and WinDbg. Apart from the problems associated to the 
> GMP library (a Makefile had not been uploaded to CVS), there 
> were some other problems with compiler flags and with one 
> function in the windows port that was obsolete
> I think I have fixed most of these things. At least the CVS 
> version builds with Visual Studio C++ 2008 Express, or 
> whatever combination of words names it. The library can be 
> built with debug information using nmake ECL_DEBUG=1. I moved 
> from the flag /Zi to /Z7, because somehow in my system the 
> compiler kept on crashing with a message that it could not 
> access the "program database" where debug symbols are stored. 
> Anyway, it works now and I am able to debug ECL using the 
> free WinDbg, to be found in Microsoft's homepage.

It's a matter of taste, but you already have a debugger in VS2005,
even in the express edition (I use it :-). I just start the environment
with the target executable:

	vcexpress ecl.exe


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