From: Tim Josling <tej@me...> - 2000-12-29 08:19:48
http://sourceforge.net/projects/cobolforgcc/ is the project main
page. Click on CVS and there are the instructions for doing an
anonymous cvs download. I am trying to remember what the 'module'
name is - it is "." without the quotes.
For now you can either email the patches to me, or submit them
using the patch option in the page above. Don't worry about the
Makefile at this stage. Just ensure you get as clean a compile as
possible with the options:
-W -Wall -pedantic -Wno-long-long -Wmissing-prototypes
-Wmissing-declarations -Wwrite-strings -Wstrict-prototypes
Next time you log on to source forge, your summary page should
have some 'tasks' which you can have a look at - see what you
think. The intrinsic functions contain a large variety of things
from quite easy to very difficult so there is a lot to choose
Send all the questions you like...
The timelines depend on a number of things so I have never
committed to anything specific. But if we do not have something
very useful by the end of 2001 I will be very disappointed. We
have about 45,000 lines of code so far, and I figure there are
about 77,000 to go. The more progress we make the more people
come on board which is encouraging. Since I started in March
1999, it has not just been codiing all the time. I had to do a
lot of R&D to get integrated with GCC, during which time very
little code got written. So 75,000 is not as much as it seems.
If you want to build the full GCC integration thing I can send
some more specific instructions and command files to help set it
all up. The cvs aspects are a little tricky because part fo the
source tree (GCC) is in one repository and part is in another
(cobolforgcc). It is not necessary at this stage though to do
I think you made an earlier comment about the fact COBOL is not a
YACC (LALR(1)) grammar. True. Have a look at cobctok.def for the
details of what I needed to do. Some similar things are needed
for other parts of the procedure division, though the other
divisions are more or less OK.
Copied to the mailing list (I see you got on OK) hope that's all
"Timmerman, Curt" wrote:
> Great! Is there a web page that explains the source checkout/checkin
> procedure? I saw something on it but I can't find it again.
> I have some additional questions about project timelines and milestones, but
> I will hold off until I do some coding.
> Thanks for the speedy response,
> Curt Timmerman
> You have now been added as a developer to the project.
> You should be able to subscribe to the mailing list
> cobolforgcc-devel at this URL (once you have signed on using SSL from the
> sourceforge main page): https://sourceforge.net/mail/?group_id=5709. I will
> try and add you in tonight.
> I will pick one of the intrinsic modules and send you a spec RSN.