Mathias Michaelis wrote: > >> Patch > >> Problem: Make_mvc.mak creates an empty gvim.exe.mnf file > >> (or stops with an error message). > >> Solution: Don't use 'echo' to create files. Use inline files > >> instead. > >> Files: src/Make_mvc.mak > > > > This has always worked just fine. When does it fail? > > > The gvim.exe.mnf always was empty -- but as George Reilly (who made > the skipt) told me, it is only used for 64-Bit Windows.
Strange, the echo commands for the pathdef.c file have always worked just fine. > On the other hand, the error message ("FATAL error: echo returned > '1'") was only issued from time to time, depending on the commands I > typed in before. However, the message appeared in a reproducible > manner if I issued the nmake command from within a BATCH file. This smells like a bug in nmake. > I checked the documentation of nmake from VC 8.0 (VS 2005) and from > VC 6.0 to see if inline files can be handled. Since it is possible > and since I can compile Vim _only_ like that, I'm pretty sure this > patch facilitate the life of many users. > > My environment: Visual Studio 2005 Express Edition. > > C:>cmd -version > Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] > > C:>nmake /? > Microsoft (R) Program Maintenance Utility Version 8.00.50727.42 > Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Before including this change I would have to check the file still works with old versions of MSVC. I still need to use 4.1 to be able to generate a win32s version. -- Futility Factor: No experiment is ever a complete failure - it can always serve as a negative example. /// Bram Moolenaar -- [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- http://www.Moolenaar.net \\\ /// sponsor Vim, vote for features -- http://www.Vim.org/sponsor/ \\\ \\\ download, build and distribute -- http://www.A-A-P.org /// \\\ help me help AIDS victims -- http://ICCF-Holland.org ///