Eggheads: Many warnings while compiling

Tothwolf tothwolf at
Mon Nov 20 03:00:00 CST 2006

On Mon, 20 Nov 2006, Hielke Hoeve wrote:
> On 19/11/06, Tothwolf <tothwolf at> wrote:
>> > stdlib funcs are also platform independant!
> Not all of them but most are.
> One way to circumvent this is to implement platform layers which are 
> chosen by the build scripts automatically so that people don't have to 
> edit code themselves.

Exactly :)

I've spent "just a little" time on Eggdrop's autoconf working out just 
these sorts of issues ;)

varargs.h/stdarg.h/std_args.h in particular were a total nightmare, 
especially with the way tcl.h would *also* conditionally include them. 
Prior to one of the 8.x Tcl releases (maybe it was 8.0), Eggdrop only used 
varargs.h, but I had to add compatibility for stdarg.h when tcl.h started 
conditionally including one or the other, and both can't be included at 
the same time. We ended up with 3 macros and 3 conditionally included 
headers to deal with that particular issue, which I think worked out 
pretty well. I *believe* I did most of this back before 1.4, probably late 
1.3.x, though it could have been early 1.4.

....and don't even get me started on compatibility code for Tcl itself. I 
*believe* Eggdrop will even still compile with Tcl 7.0 on a Sun4 platform, 
given enough storage space. Granted, I'd upgrade such a system to 7.6 or 
8.0, but it would still work.

I should have a fix in 1.6 CVS sometime early this week for the long 
time_t issue, so anyone interested keep an eye on the changes list.


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