embed_api2 build issue: stdin, stdout, stderr

Andrew Whitworth wknight8111 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 6 18:50:18 UTC 2010

Ah, that makes good sense. I hadn't had the time to really dig into
that failure yet, but this does look like a very plausible
explanation. I'll get it fixed tonight. Thanks!

--Andrew Whitworth

On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 1:47 PM, Andy Dougherty <doughera at lafayette.edu> wrote:
> I tried to take a quick look at the embed_api2 branch.  It failed with the
> strange-looking error message:
> "./include/parrot/api.h", line 241: syntax error before or at: &
> Ultimately, the problem is that it is using 'stdin', 'stderr', and
> 'stdout' as variable names, when <stdio.h> (or some file included by that)
> has already #defined them.  On Solaris 10, for example, you get
>    #define stdin   (&__iob[0])
>    #define stdout  (&__iob[1])
>    #define stderr  (&__iob[2])
> (which explains the odd reference to '&' in the error message).
> Simply renaming the variables to something like 'mystdin', etc.,
> should make that problem go away.
> --
>    Andy Dougherty              doughera at lafayette.edu
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