Migrating away from using cpp for startx and xinitrc in xinit

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Tue Feb 10 00:48:20 PST 2015


On Tuesday, February 10, 2015, Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia <
jeremyhu at freedesktop.org> 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.

Nothing new under the sun ...


The general conclusion seemed to be 'yeah, don't do that'. Actual users
relied on the cpp parsing so we couldn't change that, sadly. So just keep
using a normal preprocessor.

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