Mathlink probs under Unix

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg26246] Mathlink probs under Unix*From*: number9 <number9 at cox-internet.com>*Date*: Wed, 6 Dec 2000 02:16:28 -0500 (EST)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hello, I have a Mathematica problem that perhaps someone has come across... I have a Sun box running Solaris8 with Mathematica 4.0 installed. I am trying to compile the "fastbinary" addon (binary.tm) for Mathematica. I have downloaded it from mathsource and I am having some problems compiling it. (I am using GNU gcc for my compiler). From what I have read, I can either use mcc to compile this (with the CC flag set to gcc) or use mprep and them compile by hand. Here is what is going on: Using mcc: $ mcc -o binary -l/usr/local/mathematica/AddOns/MathLink/DevelopersKits/Solaris/CompilerAdditions/ binary.tm -lnsl -lsocket binary.tm:468: unterminated character constant Manually: $ mprep binary.tm -o binary..c $ gcc -o binary -l/usr/local/mathematica/AddOns/MathLink/DevelopersKits/Solaris/CompilerAdditions/ binary.c -lnsl -lsocket binary.tm:468: unterminated character constant I can not seem to get around this. I have ftp'd the files to another solaris host w/Mathematica and I get slightly differing results (it complains with mcc about 4000 errors and fails) I am probably doing something idiotic, as I have not compiled anything in years... but I would like to know what it is. I am trying to read in some large data sets and I have heard that this is the way to do it (w/fast binary) Thanks for the time. Bob