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LCC-DOS.ZIP 4.2 using DJGPP libc 2.01 (28-Aug-2011) (Miscellaneous)

posted by bocke(R), 10.03.2012, 08:29

> > Edit: props to Dietmar. :) The package is clean and easy to
> understand/hack
> > on. I will play with it a bit.
>
> For no good reason, I downloaded LCC-DOS.ZIP again. Apparently he forgot to
> update the "last updated" date on his website, so it's actually the Aug. 28
> version. Last I had was Aug. 20, from before I suggested he use "latest
> 0.98.39". So he upgraded to that (from 0.98.34) but downgraded the linker
> (2.16.1 to 2.8.1, I think), not that it matters. (I didn't know he'd
> updated it at all else I would've tried it earlier. Doh, so painful to find
> something breaks accidentally.)
>
> The bigger problems are that: 1). he forgot something somewhere, so it
> erroneously fails with (default "bin") output format, and 2).
> lcc\src\lcc\dos.c has a hardcoded "c:/lcc" for the compiler driver, which
> is inconvenient if you move it anywhere.
>
> The latter requires a simple edit and recompile. But you have to workaround
> the former issue first else manually piece together the compiler chain
> (cpp, rcc, asm, lnk) for dos.c and lcc.c. The simple "workaround" (until /
> if??? he updates his online .ZIP) is either "set NASMENV=-fcoff" or "lcc
> -Wa-fcoff" each time you use it. I'm surprised this didn't bite you
> already.
>
> Oh well, nothing hugely major, just annoying.

Well it certainly doesn't look finished or "production" quality. IE, he put together a simple batch files instead of CC. An there is the stuff you mentioned (and few others). But the code is clean and easy to hack on. Which is big plus on my side. It makes it easier for anyone to correct those mistakes. Maybe he was content just with that he made it work. :)

I'm just saying his code cleanup makes it easy to make something out of it. And it's easy to see what he did and change it. It's hackable and easy to understand source code. A good "base".

 

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