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Bug 905

Summary: Debugging issues
Product: Odamex Reporter: Russell Rice <russell>
Component: ClientAssignee: Odamex Bug Reporter <odamex-bug-reporter>
Status: NEW ---    
Severity: normal CC: alexmax2742, mdvulture
Priority: P1    
Version: (old) 0.6.x   
Hardware: All   
OS: Windows (Any)   

Description Russell Rice 2012-09-15 23:43:59 UTC
Finally figured this out..

When exiting the client on windows in a gdb session doesn't cause it to shut down, this is because we link with the SDLmain library which does some funky-ass shit (the real issue: using atexit() on sdl functions which in turn call system video shutdown functions (ie directx or gdi) = baaaad since the crt doesn't know shit about this stuff)

Here is the file in question that does this: http://www.koders.com/c/fid992E7EC1F2CEFBFF12A5BF1B2734262183CC0B16.aspx?s=%22sam%22#L2

We can remove the library, but then we'd have to do one of the following:
1) Need to write our own WinMain function, which then requires us to write out own command line parsing routine to translate lpCmdLine to the argv/argc style of arguments so the rest of the code remains unaffected, DArgs has a SetArgs function to handle this kind of "tokenized" command line
2) Leave the code intact, but you'd need to compile as a console application. This means we get a hideous console window appear behind the main window, sure just call FreeConsole().. but then you'd get a console window appear/disappear suddenly

Removing this library will also let the OS decide on how to use stdout/err rather than just dumping it to a text file

Opinions on this?
Comment 1 Alexander Mayfield 2012-09-21 00:03:08 UTC
I don't see a reason why not to move forward with it, as long as it doesn't break any platforms in some horrific way.
Comment 2 Alexander Mayfield 2012-09-23 15:26:43 UTC
Manc is also in favor of this, you missed his favorable reply in IRC by a few hours.
Comment 3 HeX_Vulture 2019-12-22 22:00:03 UTC
Was anything ever done with this?