[R] R-1.9.0: make error on slackware-current!

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun Apr 18 10:17:44 CEST 2004

On Sun, 18 Apr 2004, Timothy Tatar wrote:

> It appears that the #If NeedFunctionPrototypes compiler directive has been
> removed from Xlib.h and Xutil.h in Xfree86 4.4. All the prototypes
> containing the offending _Xconst are now being processed. R 1.8.1, which
> built successfully under XFree86 4.3, fails under XFree86 4.4 with the same
> error messages.

Yes, we do know.  However, 1.9.0 _has_ been built against XFree 4.4, and
also XFree 8.3 with NeedFunctionPrototypes defined to be 1.  _Xconst 
should be defined, so the problem seems to be with `slackware-current' 
(whatever that is) rather than XFree 4.4.  Does adding

#ifndef _Xconst
#define _Xconst const
#endif /* _Xconst */

help?  (That's inside #if NeedFunctionPrototypes in the headers I have.)

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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