[New-bugs-announce] [issue19355] Initial modernization of OpenWatcom support

Jeffrey Armstrong report at bugs.python.org
Wed Oct 23 03:13:27 CEST 2013

New submission from Jeffrey Armstrong:

In an attempt to overhaul the existing Open-Watcom-specific portions of CPython, I encountered a number of issues related mostly to preprocessor directives surrounding support for the Open Watcom toolchain on Windows.  Specifically, there were a number of places where #defined(MS_WINDOWS) should be checked prior to checking #defined(__WATCOMC__).  

Additionally, there are some minor differences in the Open Watcom headers from the usual Microsoft headers that lead to problems.  Open Watcom, for example, internally defines PATH_MAX, whereas MSVC does not.  Open Watcom provides a few additional POSIX-y functions on the Windows platform that, again, MSVC does not.

The included patch fixes these minor problems.  The changes should not effect compilation with any other compilers.

I realize Open Watcom probably isn't directly supported at the moment.  I currently have project files, however, that are building CPython with the Open Watcom toolchain with these patches (and a few additional patches - separate issues, though).

components: Build, Windows
files: openwatcom.3.3.2.patch
keywords: patch
messages: 200991
nosy: Jeffrey.Armstrong
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Initial modernization of OpenWatcom support
versions: Python 3.3
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file32307/openwatcom.3.3.2.patch

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