[PD] compiling externs on windows

David Medine dmedine at ucsd.edu
Thu Jan 15 23:59:33 CET 2015

Got it. Thanks, Miller!

I attach a zip archive of bob~ with the modified makefiles and bob~.dll 
for the Windozers out there. Please let me know if there are any 

I was assuming that I needed VC98 because of the recipes in the 
makefile.include that came in the bob~ folder. I guess it's been a while 
since that makefile got updated in the Windows section. I modified 
makefile.include along the lines of what is in makefile.subdir. I had to 
take out some of the double \s and also change 'Program Files' to 
'Program Files (86)' -- I don't know why the 64-bit Visual Studio 
directory is different on my computer, but I don't know why a lot of 
things in Windows are the way they are. I also had to change 
'CSYM=bob~_tilde' to 'CSYM=bob_tilde' in the makefile.

In any case it works and this can serve as an example of compiling 
externs in Windows, at least for the time being. One note is that I also 
had to add the directories for cl and link in my environment variable 
'Path' and that I had to put the bob~ folder in Pd's extra folder. I 
also had to add the include directory $(VC)\src to the list of include 
dirs. For some reason that is where the file stddef.h lives on my computer.

On 1/15/2015 12:28 PM, Miller Puckette wrote:
> I don't have my windows setup handy, but I see that in pd/extra/makefile.subdir
> I'm searching for libcmt.lib in an explicitly named directory (in that case,
> it's C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\\VC\\lib
> but that's using visual studio 9; I guess for visual studio 6 it's similar).
> So that perhaps answers the other question - I must have visual studio 9.
> cheers
> Miller
> On Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 11:06:07AM -0800, David Medine wrote:
>> Yesterday I promised to compile [bob~] for windows, but I am having trouble
>> delivering.
>> It /seems/ that the only way to compile externs on Windows is to have Visual
>> Studio 6.0. I found a download online and have copied the Vc98 folder (which
>> has all pertinent libraries and headers) into an appropriate path for the
>> makefile to find. What bites is that when I hit make, the linker fails to
>> acknowledge LIBCMT.lib (which is clearly in my Vc98 folder.) I scoured the
>> web for some info on building dlls for Pd, but there isn't much there.
>> Is anyone out there developing externs in modern Windows (ie 7 or 8 with
>> Visual Studio >=9.0)? I have considered making a project template for Visual
>> Studio 9.0, but I anticipate problems with pd.lib and (lack of) back
>> compatibility.
>> This is something that I need to have, so I'm happy to keep working on this,
>> but if there is already a solution that someone can point me to, well,
>> that'd be swell.
>> Thanks,
>> David
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