[rescue] Has freshmeat.net disappeared forever?

Carl R. Friend crfriend at rcn.com
Tue Jun 24 20:12:44 CDT 2014

    On Tue, 24 Jun 2014, Richard wrote:

> Really, if you care about portability for C/C++, you should be running
> your code through MSVC as well.  clang is designed to be gcc
> compatible, so it doesn't detect non-portable-but-gcc-ish code the way
> MSVC will.


> 20 years ago I would routinely make small changes to source
> distributions to get it to compile on RISC/os or IRIX.  The "good old
> days" weren't as good as everyone mis-remembers them.

    This is the *entire* point.  C is *supposed* to be portable.  Looking
at it from only one (perhaps screwed) angle is going to pretty much
guarantee non-portability.

    Getting code to run under MSVC may well be one of the "pinnacle"
challenges given the "liberties" that M$ takes with standards.  But,
if you can get it to not just build, but WORK, in a nominal UNIX
world and the M$ world you're doing better than most.


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