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Re: Broken 'C' compilation when building from Master with MSVC




https://github.com/GNOME/glib/blob/236e804/glib/gutils.h#L69
Presumably this is not being included by gtypes.h

inline in C is a C99 feature, which is why older VS doesn't support
it. VS2015 does.

-Arnav

On Mon, Nov 2, 2015 at 2:27 PM, Emmanuele Bassi <ebassi@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi;
>
> On 2 November 2015 at 20:10, John Emmas <johne53@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> This is my third attempt to reply to Emmanuele so apologies if this comes
>> through in duplicate (or even triplicate!!)  My posts to this list seem to
>> frequently get lost somewhere (for some reason I've never understood).
>> Anyway, here's what I wrote...
>>
>>
>> On 02/11/2015 16:56, Emmanuele Bassi wrote:
>>
>> you should try the patch attached to this bug:
>>
>>
>> https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=503096#c26
>>
>>
>> and see if it fixes the issue for you.
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks for the quick reply Emmanuele.
>>
>> If you're referring to the problem with G_STATIC_ASSERT it's not relevant in
>> my case because _GLIB_HAVE_BUILTIN_OVERFLOW_CHECKS doesn't seem to be
>> defined anywhere.  However, if I explicitly #define it (and then apply the
>> patch) that doesn't help.  I then just see the same error occur at line 417
>> instead of 427.
>>
>> I've a strange feeling that we might need underscores here with MSVC 'C'.
>> The compiler seems happy with "_inline" and "__inline" - but "inline" is
>> only accepted when building as C++.  I must admit, that comes as a bit of a
>> surprise!!
>
> Indeed, given that GLib and GTK+ use inline all over the place — and
> GLib requires support for static inline functions as part of the
> toolchain requirements:
>
>   https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/GLib/CompilerRequirements
>
> GLib has a bunch of macros to allow some sort of ABI compatibility
> when using compilers that have different ideas about the inline
> keyword, but that's just for legacy code.
>
> Which version of MSVC are you using?
>
> Ciao,
>  Emmanuele.
>
>
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