[Ecls-list] ECL compilation under MSVC

Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll juanjose.garciaripoll at googlemail.com
Fri Mar 27 15:41:46 UTC 2009

2009/3/27 "Procházka Lukáš Ing. - Pontex s. r. o." <LPr at pontex.cz>:
> But I still have intention to use a MSVC project (.dsp / .dsw / .vcproj /
> .sln).
> The MSVC allows you to see files, classes and resources in a tree view, so
> you can get a overall point-of-view what everything is part of ECL project.

I do not have much time to answer your question in detail. I just will
drop two background ideas about why ECL uses Makefiles and not

1) It is easier to maintain. I have little time to develop with
Windows and when I enter there I do not want to have to learn

2) The most important reason is that ECL generates a lot of the files
it uses. The build process is a two step one: first compile a
minimalistic executable and then use this executable to build the rest
of ECL, which is finally linked.


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