compiling EV: problem with win 64 and/or latest cl.exe version?

Marc Lehmann schmorp at
Mon Oct 19 05:41:18 CEST 2009

On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 05:58:26PM -0700, Simon <simonhf at> wrote:
> c. Figure out how to make the latest VS link against msvcrt.dll (some
> people say this is possible although difficult)

While it is possible, newer versions of VS require some runtime hooks not
available in msvcrt.dll (they might not be required for EV, as EV doesn't
use 64 bit ints).

Still, the recommended way is to use a compatible compiler.

> d. Hack EV so that it doesn't pass any of it's file descriptors to
> Perl (not sure how difficult this is)

EV never passes file descriptors to perl. Perl passes file descriptors to

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