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Re: [patch 1/2] mingw: update gnulib: prepare the sources

On Mar 23 19:28, Pedro Alves wrote:
> On 03/23/2015 07:17 PM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > On Mar 23 16:51, Pedro Alves wrote:
> >> Hi guys,
> >>
> >> We really need to move forward with importing a newer gnulib,
> >> for several reasons...
> > 
> > I'm not quite sure why I'm CCed on this thread, 
> Dunno, I just hit reply to all.
> > but please keep in mind
> > that Cygwin tries hard to be a POSIX platform.  Please, don't mix Windows
> > headers and Windows calls in, unless you really, *really* need them.
> > 
> > Especially don't mix in winsock headers and the definitions of timeval,
> > they collide with the POSIX definitions in the newlib headers.
> Yep, don't worry, that's not being proposed.  Even Jan's original patch
> limited the windows.h inclusion to mingw.  If a gnulib header ends up
> pulling windows.h on Cygwin, that'd be a gnulib bug.  I think the chances
> of that happening without the gnulib folks noticing are quite low
> though.

Right.  Apart from a few minor glitches in the past, Cygwin is usually
quite well supported by gnulib.

> But the best way to make sure is to test the
> users/palves/gnulib-update branch.  :-)

Sigh.  I add it to my TODO list... if i can find the end of the list
at all :}


Corinna Vinschen
Cygwin Maintainer
Red Hat

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