[gmx-users] Runtime need of cpp.exe

Utkal Ranjan Pradhan urpradhan at gmail.com
Wed Jul 18 10:06:16 CEST 2007

Thank you for your reply.



(Note that, I can build gromacs without cpp.exe with MS VS 2005, but while
running applications like mdrun, it looks for cpp.exe L)



Thank You;

URPradhan At Gmail Dot Com


David van der Spoel wrote:
> Utkal Ranjan Pradhan wrote:
>> Friends
>> As I know cpp.exe is a GNU port for C Preprocessor for Windows and 
>> which is required to compile the Gromacs code.
>> But I'm confused, Why it is required during runtime of Gromacs 
>> applications ?
>> And I have the Win32 version of cpp.exe, will it work for x64 (=Win64) ?
>> What is the Windows native equivalent of cpp.exe ? Is it cl.exe ?
>> How can I remove the runtime dependency of cpp.exe for gromacs 
>> applications ?
> by writing an implementation of the cpp and donating it to the gromacs 
> project. In fact, it wouldn't be so hard, since we are only using a few 
> features in practice:
> #include
> #ifdef #else #endif
> #define
> Please provide a simple C program that takes a file, searches for these 
> commands and does the same what the cpp does.
see also
David van der Spoel, Ph.D.
Molec. Biophys. group, Dept. of Cell & Molec. Biol., Uppsala University.
Box 596, 75124 Uppsala, Sweden. Phone:        +46184714205. Fax:
spoel at xray.bmc.uu.se <http://www.gromacs.org/mailman/listinfo/gmx-users>
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