Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Trunk Windows CMake builds are broken
From: "Shanks, Graham (UK)" <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:18:51 +0000

On 21 August 2014 10:31, Graham Bloice <[email protected]> wrote:

> [snip] I've always had the idea that angle bracket form was for system or
> platform includes and quoted form for project includes, but maybe I was just confused.

 

Strictly speaking, according to the standard, both forms search “a sequence of implementation-defined places” for the defined header (not necessarily the same set of places for the different forms). The definition of these search sequences for Visual Studio 2010 can be found in http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/36k2cdd4(v=vs.100).aspx. GCC is similar (see http://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc-4.1.2/cpp/Include-Syntax.html)

 

So generally the quoted form will search locally first (for a given value of locally) before searching in the specified include paths, whilst the angle bracket form will only search the specified include paths. However this is not guaranteed (so a perverse compiler might search your complete hard drive for a matching file!)

 

Regards,
Graham

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