freebsd-games: hack needs -fwritable-strings

James Cook james.cook at
Thu Jan 10 22:15:40 PST 2008

On Thu, Jan 10, 2008 at 11:10:07PM +0100, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> Robert Huff wrote:
> >James Cook writes:
> >
> >> This seems to be caused by line 170 of hack.u_init.c, which
> >> attempts to modify a string constant.
> >> 
> >> Add -fwritable-strings to CFLAGS in hack's Makefile.  (There's
> >> already a patch that changes that line of the Makefile, so this
> >> is easy to change.)
> >
> >	Has something changed in the definition of correctly written
> >code while I was away at the funny farm?  Why is the solution not
> >"Don't modify a costant."? 
> This code has been largely untouched since the 1980s :)
> Kris

I like to think of the code as a museum artifact.  An age-old scroll,
written in an archaic language just close enough to modern C for us
to understand.

The original form will always be preserved somewhere, though.  If somebody
has the energy to modernize the code, I'm happy.


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