[geos-devel] Portability

Ferdinando Villa fvilla at zoo.uvm.edu
Fri Sep 13 08:49:10 EDT 2002

I strongly agree on the namespace issue (particularly so since we can
use a nice namespace id such as 'geos'). I'd also like to see the 'using
namespace std' removed from the headers, not that it matters much if the
namespace is std, but it's very bad practice in general. 

Norman - if you need libtool-related mods that won't break the Unix
build, please feel free to commit them.

ciao f

On Fri, 2002-09-13 at 08:58, Norman Vine wrote:
> Hi All,
> Ferdinando's libtoolizing seems to work well for me, with
> only minor modifications, on Cygwin and Mingw32, however
> I haven't had much joy trying to get this to compile with either
>  gcc version 2.95.3-10 (cygwin special)
>    or the MUCH more  standard compliant but pickier
>  gcc version 3.2 (mingw special 20020817-1)
> If I can be so bold migh I suggest that the MSVC developers 'try' 
> compiling this using the STL_PORT Library occasionally :-)
> Another suggestion is that we use the C++ namespace feature.
> I think that this would greatly enhance the usability of this code
> esp. given the 'reasonably common' classnames that are being 
> used
> Cheers
> Norman
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