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Re: w32api header problems

On Wed, Jan 09, 2002 at 12:40:02PM +0100, Pavel Tsekov wrote:
> Jean le Roux wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 09, 2002 at 01:07:47PM +0300, egor duda wrote:
> > 
> >>Hi!
> >>
> >>Wednesday, 09 January, 2002 Jean le Roux wrote:
> >>
> >>JlR> I need to include /usr/include/w32api/winbase.h in order to use the
> >>JlR> GetVolumeInformation(...) system call under windows.
> >>
> >>JlR> However, as i metioned in an earlier mail, DWORD seems to not be
> >>JlR> defined. I tracked DWORD's definition down to windef.h.. but it seems
> >>JlR> the whole include chain is a bit funny.. there are lots of
> >>JlR> inter-dependencies which are not satisfied. 
> >>
> >>JlR> Does anyone have any words of wisdom to make life a little easier, or
> >>JlR> do I simply have to test for, and include, all the headers in w32api ?
> >>
> >>you ought to
> >>
> >>#include <windows.h>
> >>
> > 
> > I've done this but <windows.h> seems to leave my code in a tangle :)
> > I suddenly have parse errors in my own header files, on normal
> > function declerations. I can only deduce that windows.h is leaving an
> > open ifdef or has unterminated strings or something silly.
> > 
> > Anybody encounter this before? Any suggestions ?
> > I can put the compiler output online if someone wants to take a look,
> > and ofcourse some code snippets. 
> It would be helpful :)

Here it is: first the relevant snip from my header file (common.h), and then the
compilers pain.

//this is where i include the header that make life hard :)

#include <windows.h>


//this is where the errors occur. 
int 	 max(const int value_a, const int value_b); //line 283
int 	 min(const int value_a, const int value_b); //line 284
string itoa(const int value, const short fix=0); //line 285


[compiler output]
 cd . \
     /bin/sh ./config.status
creating config.h
config.h is unchanged
make  all-recursive
make[1]: Entering directory `/cygdrive/e/projects/multicast/pmfp'
Making all in libsrc
make[2]: Entering directory `/cygdrive/e/projects/multicast/pmfp/libsrc'
/bin/sh ../libtool --mode=compile c++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I..     -g -O2 -c
rm -f .libs/common.lo
c++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I.. -g -O2 -Wp,-MD,.deps/common.pp -c  -DPIC -o .libs/common.lo
In file included from
common.h:284: parse error before `const'
common.h:285: parse error before `const' parse error before `const' parse error before `const'
make[2]: *** [common.lo] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/cygdrive/e/projects/multicast/pmfp/libsrc'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/cygdrive/e/projects/multicast/pmfp'
make: *** [all-recursive-am] Error 2

Hope this sheds some light.

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