Feature #538

Run-time features must be separated from build-time features

Added by Nikolai Saoukh about 11 years ago. Updated over 3 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Robin Mills% Done:


Target version:0.26


Right now _MSVC_VER, for example, is abused for run time envoronment AND build properties. There must be clear distinction between

run time (win32, win64, unix, wince, cygwin, mingw, plan9, vms, ...)


build time (Microsoft VC, Borland bcc, Watcom, Intel, gcc, ...)

src.patch Magnifier (8.5 KB) Redmine Admin, 14 Jan 2008 03:33

Related issues

Related to Exiv2 - Bug #710: Problems Compiling Exiv2 Under SGI IRIX Closed 29 Jun 2010


#1 Updated by Nikolai Saoukh about 11 years ago

mingw is not run time environment ;-)

#2 Updated by Andreas Huggel about 11 years ago

Can you elaborate, maybe with an example from the code of what's wrong and how you propose to change this? I don't quite understand what the problem is. (_MSC_VER is a precompiler define, as such it is only used at compile-time.)

#3 Updated by Nikolai Saoukh about 11 years ago

I do not claim the bug (or feature request). Rather small lament.

I made, just for curiosity, (fruitless) attempt to compile exiv2lib with free borland compiler:

File types.hpp:

#ifdef _MSC_VER
typedef unsigned __int8 uint8_t;
typedef unsigned __int16 uint16_t;
typedef unsigned __int32 uint32_t;
typedef __int16 int16_t;
typedef __int32 int32_t;

File basicio.cpp:

#if defined WIN32 && !defined CYGWIN
// This is required on msvcrt before stat after writing to a file

#4 Updated by Nikolai Saoukh about 11 years ago

Small neat pick by borland bcc32 5.5.1 in attached src.patch. It just a few, I am not spent much time on that issue.

#5 Updated by Robin Mills over 3 years ago

  • Category changed from build to not-a-bug
  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Assignee set to Robin Mills
  • Target version set to 0.26

We do not support the Borland compiler. Please see #710 for additional comments about the state of C++ compilers.

#6 Updated by Robin Mills over 3 years ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

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