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Re: [nping] WINAPI becoming undefined
From: Gisle Vanem <gvanem () broadpark no>
Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2011 19:49:04 +0200

"David Fifield" <david () bamsoftware com> wrote:

This is getting outside of my offhand Windows header knowledge. Could
you perhaps trace the problem backwards with

#ifndef WINAPI
#error WINAPI undefined

I've done that too and other things (like studying the 'gcc -E'
output). I've not found the problem, so I'll leave winfix.cc with my fix of putting system-headers ahead of local headers.

But I must say the state of building and understanding the file-structure
etc. of Nmap/Win is rather hard and confusing. * Take the hand-edited *config*.h files for instance. The "#define HAVE_OPENSSL" is defined in 4 different places! Couldn't there be a master-file "mswin32/win_config.h" where all this stuff gets placed?
* There are duplicates of several files. E.g. 2 "winclude.h" files.
Also confusing and unneeded IMHO. If the motive for this was that 'nping' could be built outside the nmap source-tree, it's understandable.
 But I doubt that will work. Has anyone tried that?

We need more ideas on this. I'm willing to provide some of the patches (to the project/solution files too), but I've not been involved with nmap so long... I don't know the details and motivation of why things are as they are. The original authors better step forward, if they're
still there?

Maybe my "rant" should have gone in a different email. But last time I uttered some ideas on this, I got no feedback.

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