[freetds] PHP+MSSQL compile on AIX 5.1

Lowden, James K LowdenJK at bernstein.com
Thu Jun 24 09:49:14 EDT 2004

> From: Martin Spott
> Sent: June 24, 2004 1:58 AM
> There are several occurrences of comments starting with  "/**", for
> example src/tds/mem.c (last line), src/tds/token.c, read.c, write.c
> I just tried compiling the current CVS source and my compiler doesn't
> stop barking:
> [...]
> mem.c:1596:3704: warning: "/*" within comment
> mem.c:2015:1: warning: null character(s) ignored
> mem.c:2015: error: stray '\4' in program
> mem.c:2015: error: stray '\16' in program
> mem.c:2015:3693: warning: null character(s) ignored
> mem.c:2015:3698: invalid suffix "Ff" on integer constant
> mem.c:2015: error: stray '\210' in program

Martin, what do those numbers mean?  They're not line numbers:

$ wc -l src/tds/mem.c
    1159 src/tds/mem.c

I'd be happy to fix the sources if I understood where the problems were.  

But: there's nothing wrong with '/**' or even '/*********'.  We use '/**' to delineate Doxygen inputs.  

The warning is probably about nested comments, e.g.:

 * stuff stuff
 * more stuff /* nested comment */

Most compilers terminate the comment block with the first appearance of '*/', causing a syntax error at the enclosing '*/'.  

> After removing these traps things don't look that bad - 
> unfortunately I
> don't have any Sybase server at home so I cant' test this build (does
> anyone have a cheap ASE for AIX ?  ;-)

I can give you an account on a 12.5 machine we use for testing.  Remind me at jklowden at schemamania.org if you don't hear from me by Monday.  



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