[Geany-devel] ANN: Configurable build beta in trunk

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Tue Sep 1 21:34:29 UTC 2009

2009/9/2 Enrico Tröger <enrico.troeger at uvena.de>:
> On Tue, 1 Sep 2009 17:42:47 +1000, Lex wrote:
>>2009/9/1 Nick Treleaven <nick.treleaven at btinternet.com>:
>>> On Tue, 25 Aug 2009 14:35:54 +1000
>>> Lex Trotman <elextr at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Let us know of any other problems
>>> Running Make on a new unsaved document (no filename) causes warnings
>>> and may crash on Windows using %s for a NULL string. Maybe disable
>>> Make menu items for new documents?
>>No, disabling isn't right, the make commands are not inherently
>>dependent on the document, they can be configured to be totally
>>independent of it, in fact make often runs on the source *tree* and
>>doesn't care what document is current.
>>The thing is to find the problem.
>> Since I can't build on windows, can you provide any more feedback (a
>>backtrace or something) on what actually is complaining of a NULL.  I
> On Windows, printf() with arguments being NULL crashes. No idea why but
> it does, mostly.
> For example things like:
> char *s = NULL;
> g_message("This is a %s string.", s);
> is likely to crash. And this is why Nick suggested to early eliminate
> such cases. It's harmless on non-Windows systems where you just see a
> "(null)" string instead. On Windows, you see the operating systems
> crash dialog...
> And fixing the warnings Nick mentioned is a very step to pretend such
> cases.
> Regards,
> Enrico


Thanks for the explanation, as I replied to Nick I had misunderstood
that he was running on windows and the problem didn't show on Linux.

Will look at where a NULL is escaping detection.


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