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Re: impure_ptr/Mingw and Cygwin

Peter A. Castro <> wrote:

> On Sat, 23 Nov 2002, Max Bowsher wrote:
>> $ gcc -g foo.c -mno-cygwin -mwindows -o foo -liberty -lmingw32
>> $ ./foo.exe > x
>> Hello World 2
>> $ cat x
>> Hello World
>> How odd. I get the stderr output just fine.
> Yes, very interesting.  I'll have to see if perhaps stderr output is
> appearing and the command prompt is simple overlaying it after the
> command returns.  BTW, I was running the program from a regular DOS
> Prompt, not a bash shell (not that that should make a big difference
> for console I/O).
>> Why the -mwindows -liberty -lmingw32 switches? They are unnecessary.
> Because that's how setup.exe is built (that's where I got the above
> switches from).

-liberty ? Not on my computer.

-lmingw32 ? I think that's just one of the redundant things libtool like to

-mwindows ? Sparsely documented, if at all. I *think* it is to link as a
Windows GUI exe rather than a Windows console exe.

So, I think you can lose all 3 of these.


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