Watcom C

From: Bill Pechter <pechter_at_pechter.dyndns.org>
Date: Thu Apr 6 21:35:51 2000

> On Thu, Apr 06, 2000 at 09:17:12PM -0400, Bill Pechter wrote:
> > I've got an unused IBM OS/2 C compiler... also there's always GCC...
> > What do you need...
> The problem isn't so much generating code, as linking it into .DLL files.
> I burned off a *lot* of brain cells writing a linking loader for Win16 "NE"
> format .DLL files (ooh I hate Microsoft *SO MUCH*), and I'm really not excited
> about the idea of starting from scratch and writing an ELF loader too, just
> to use GCC output. Although in the long run that may be necessary. Anyway,
> all of the good ol' LINK/TLINK/WLINK linkers from Win16 days will generate
> these files OK, but normally they'll *also* link in a startup module which
> makes a bunch of Win16 calls before calling the user's LibMain() routine.
> Faking those Win16 entry points is a pain, but figuring out the undocumented
> guts of the respective C libraries and writing a replacement startup module
> for each one, just for running under E11, would be even more of a pain.

Geez... I thought the gcc for dos could do what you need...

> > and have been hoping for the
> > KL equivalent someday...
> One of these days!
> John Wilson
> D Bit

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