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1  Compiling PCRE on non-Unix systems  Compiling PCRE on non-Unix systems
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3    
4  See below for comments on Cygwin or MinGW usage.  See below for comments on Cygwin or MinGW usage. I (Philip Hazel) have no
5    knowledge of Windows sytems and how their libraries work. The items in the
6  If you want to compile PCRE for a non-Unix system, note that it consists  PCRE Makefile that relate to anything other than Unix-like systems have been
7  entirely of code written in Standard C, and so should compile successfully  contributed by PCRE users. There are some other comments and files in the
8  on any machine with a Standard C compiler and library, using normal compiling  Contrib directory on the ftp site that you may find useful.
9  commands to do the following:  
10    The following are generic comments about building PCRE:
11    
12    If you want to compile PCRE for a non-Unix system (or perhaps, more strictly,
13    for a system that does not support "configure" and make files), note that PCRE
14    consists entirely of code written in Standard C, and so should compile
15    successfully on any machine with a Standard C compiler and library, using
16    normal compiling commands to do the following:
17    
18  (1) Copy or rename the file config.in as config.h, and change the macros that  (1) Copy or rename the file config.in as config.h, and change the macros that
19  define HAVE_STRERROR and HAVE_MEMMOVE to define them as 1 rather than 0.  define HAVE_STRERROR and HAVE_MEMMOVE to define them as 1 rather than 0.
# Line 21  for PCRE_MAJOR, PCRE_MINOR, and PCRE_DAT Line 28  for PCRE_MAJOR, PCRE_MINOR, and PCRE_DAT
28  configure.in.  configure.in.
29    
30  (3) Compile dftables.c as a stand-alone program, and then run it with  (3) Compile dftables.c as a stand-alone program, and then run it with
31  the standard output sent to chartables.c. This generates a set of standard  the single argument "chartables.c". This generates a set of standard
32  character tables.  character tables and writes them to that file.
33    
34  (4) Compile maketables.c, get.c, study.c and pcre.c and link them all  (4) Compile maketables.c, get.c, study.c and pcre.c and link them all
35  together into an object library in whichever form your system keeps such  together into an object library in whichever form your system keeps such
36  libraries. This is the pcre library (chartables.c is included by means of an  libraries. This is the pcre library (chartables.c is included by means of an
37  #include directive).  #include directive). If your system has static and shared libraries, you may
38    have to do this once for each type.
39    
40  (5) Similarly, compile pcreposix.c and link it as the pcreposix library.  (5) Similarly, compile pcreposix.c and link it (on its own) as the pcreposix
41    library.
42    
43  (6) Compile the test program pcretest.c. This needs the functions in the  (6) Compile the test program pcretest.c. This needs the functions in the
44  pcre and pcreposix libraries when linking.  pcre and pcreposix libraries when linking.
# Line 79  These are some further comments about Wi Line 88  These are some further comments about Wi
88  were contributed before Fred Cox's changes were made, so it is possible that  were contributed before Fred Cox's changes were made, so it is possible that
89  they may no longer be relevant.  they may no longer be relevant.
90    
91  The documentation for Win32 builds is a bit shy.  Under MSVC6 I  "The documentation for Win32 builds is a bit shy.  Under MSVC6 I
92  followed their instructions to the letter, but there were still  followed their instructions to the letter, but there were still
93  some things missing.  some things missing.
94    
# Line 89  some things missing. Line 98  some things missing.
98    
99  (2) Missing some #ifdefs relating to the function pointers  (2) Missing some #ifdefs relating to the function pointers
100      pcre_malloc and pcre_free.  See my solution below.  (The stubs      pcre_malloc and pcre_free.  See my solution below.  (The stubs
101      may not be mandatory but they made me feel better.)      may not be mandatory but they made me feel better.)"
102    
103  =========================  =========================
104  #ifdef _WIN32  #ifdef _WIN32

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