[PD] pd-extended-0.43.1 win32

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Fri May 13 18:00:52 CEST 2011

On May 13, 2011, at 9:20 AM, IOhannes m zmölnig wrote:

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> On 05/13/2011 10:21 AM, Patrice Colet wrote:
>> 2° why using -DMSW flag while _WIN32 definition works without  
>> adding it in CFLAGS?
> because it has been like that forever, it was unclear at some point  
> that
> there are indeed automatic defines on w32 (esp. on M$VC) and because
> "win" suggests superiority where there is none.
> MSW has been replaced in some places by _WIN32, but since MSW get's
> (manually) defined for building on w32 anyhow, there is no real
> advantage in using one over the other,

There is definitely a real advantage to using the automatic ones.  It  
means that the source files are not dependent on a particular build  
system.  When porting Pd to Android, which then led to the libpd  
effort, we had to spend a lot of time dealing with the places where  
automatic defines were not used.  Every time someone uses libpd  
embedded in a new environment, like Xcode, Eclipse, ant, etc., they  
have to revisit that pain.

Please stop using MSW and NT.



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