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Ocaml 3.10.1 doesn't compile with MSVC under Windows #4483

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vicuna opened this Issue Jan 20, 2008 · 1 comment

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vicuna commented Jan 20, 2008

Original bug ID: 4483
Reporter: db
Status: closed (set by @damiendoligez on 2008-01-22T11:07:48Z)
Resolution: fixed
Priority: normal
Severity: major
Version: 3.10.1
Fixed in version: 3.10+dev
Category: ~DO NOT USE (was: OCaml general)
Duplicate of: #4480

Bug description

make[1]: Entering directory `/cygdrive/d/Work/ocaml/ocaml-3.10.1/byterun'
cl /nologo -D_CRT_SECURE_NO_DEPRECATE -DIN_OCAMLRUN -DOCAML_STDLIB_DIR='"D:/ocam
lms/lib"' /Ox /MD -DCAML_DLL -c finalise.c
finalise.c
finalise.c(89) : error C2143: syntax error : missing ';' before 'type'
finalise.c(90) : error C2065: 'fv' : undeclared identifier
make[1]: *** [finalise.d.obj] Error 2

This is because you depend on GCC entension that (as well ac C++) allows a variable definition to appear anywhere in the block. Standard ANSI C which MSVC follows just prohibits that.

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vicuna commented Jan 22, 2008

Comment author: @damiendoligez

fixed in 3.10.2+dev1

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