[Pdx-pm] Parrot on Windows

Kris Bosland krisb at ring.org
Wed Oct 3 12:39:38 PDT 2007

On Wed, 3 Oct 2007, jerry gay wrote:

> great news, kris. welcome!

	Hi, thanks!  =)

> > >       I am trying to get compilation working with the microsoft Visual
> > > Studio stuff, but I am not familiar enough to know how to run it outside
> > >
> you should look at README.win32.pod, in the top level directory of the
> if you have troubles, you can post here, parrot-porters at perl.org, or
> mail me directly. and you'll just about always find me (particle) at
> irc.perl.org#parrot.
> good luck!
> ~jerry

Thanks.  I am looking at:

# $Id: README.win32.pod 18551 2007-05-15 18:50:08Z fperrad $

I believe this is the file you are referring to.

As I was going to read this file carefully and give you feedback, I
created a test.c simple file to confirm operation of the VC compiler.  It
compiled and worked, and after that "perl Configure.pl" was able to get
past the compile issues.  I am guessing that there was some setup that
cl.exe (the VC command line executable) was able to figure out with my
simple command line, but before that was done the more complex command
line in the Configure.pl script was failing.

Right now, I am building with nmake, and I will run nmake test and let you
know if it works.  I would recommend adding a suggestion in README.win32
for a simple offline test, or include a simple test in Configure.pl, or
perhaps print out the command line of the failed test after Configure.pl
fails so that users can experiment or receive compiler support from there.

Thank you for your quick response, and I look forward to joining the
Parrot club!


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