Migrating away from using cpp for startx and xinitrc in xinit

Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia jeremyhu at freedesktop.org
Tue Feb 10 00:40:32 PST 2015

> On Feb 10, 2015, at 00:35, Hans de Goede <hdegoede at redhat.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> On 10-02-15 08:39, Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia wrote:
>> It seems that using cpp for startx and xinitrc in the xinit port is coming back to bite us now as different C preprocessors don't exactly process non-C files in ways that we might want.
>> https://trac.macports.org/ticket/46811#comment:4
>> Does anyone have any strong opinions about this state of affairs and how we should address it?  If not, I'll mull it over for a while and try to figure something out.
> startx is quite fragile, I think it may be best to just fix things
> so that they do work with the cpp from llvm, e.g. replace the #
> comments with /* ... */ comments might be all that is necessary.

My experience (failing) to get xmkmf/imake working with llvm's cpp makes me see this as a weak link that should be more properly dealt with rather than just patched up with more duct tape.

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