Re: Jade not using gcc

Subject: Re: Jade not using gcc
From: James Clark <jjc@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 13:22:04 +0700
You could try using this avoids the preprocessor magic with

Norman Gray wrote:
> Greetings,
> Has anyone had any success building Jade _not_ using gcc?
> I'm trying to build Jade on sparcs (using Sun's SC5.0 compiler set) and
> alphas (using Digital C++ v6.0), and in both cases the build falls
> over reading include/Vector.cxx, saying
>   cxx: Error: ./../include/Vector.cxx, line 21: Vector is not a template
>   Vector<T>::~Vector()
> (the Solaris compiler says much the same: `Templates can only declare
> classes or functions').  Now, I wouldn't claim to be a C++ language
> lawyer - far from it! - but my understanding of Stroustrup doesn't
> suggest there's anything wrong with Vector.cxx.
> I wondered if the compilers just weren't up to it, but these are both
> pretty recent versions of the compilers from companies who are relatively
> good at that sort of stuff, so I'm reluctant to jump too quickly to
> that conclusion.
> There's spectacular preprocessor magic going on in Vector.h, NCVector.h
> and Vector.cxx: it doesn't _really_ look like it's attempting a
> workaround, though.
> Has anyone succeeded in building Jade other than with gcc?  Can you
> offer words of wisdom, and save much forehead bruising?

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