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HAVE_ALLOCA in config

Publié : jeu. août 03, 2017 1:42 am
par jocaps

Before I start asking.. let me write that I get the source from here: ... stable.tgz

This will be the latest stable with bugfixes I hope.

I have asked before how to compile with cygwin and I was greatly helped by Bernard. I am not sure if everything will work, but so far I could link to giac dll. Now, though, I want to move one step ahead and try to get independent of cygwin. So I tried using codeblocks with gcc. In windows alloca or alloca.h does not exist (I believe _alloca is defined but not recommended). Now, in the config there is an option called HAVE_ALLOCA and HAVE_ALLOCA_H. These two do not seem to affect the code. Thus, compiling (without cygwin) in windows will give the first error (after tweaking the config.h file)

Code : Tout sélectionner||In function 'void giac::DivRem(const std::vector<int>&, const std::vector<int>&, int, std::vector<int>&, std::vector<int>&)':||2252|error: 'alloca' was not declared in this scope|
Was there any purpose of having HAVE_ALLOCA in the config options? Is there a way to cleanly resolve this? Is this because I have an old version of the source code?


PS: Aside from the proper configuration for cygwin (see my last post here). To compile without cygwin I did the following additional changes to config.h:

Re: HAVE_ALLOCA in config

Publié : jeu. août 03, 2017 9:13 am
par parisse
alloca is not checked explicitely in, I guess it is automatically checked by the gnu configure tools.
Replacing alloca by malloc is not straightforward because it requires adding free. It's also slower. Perhaps the best is to #define alloca _alloca for your target, something like

Code : Tout sélectionner

#define alloca _alloca
in first.h.
By the way, giac_stable.tgz links to the latest source used for the debian packages on my site. It is not fully up to date, but almost.