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Re: merging mingw and cygwin
Edward Peschko wrote:
As for needing two dev environments, you been instructed how to use
cygwin to compile to both, so I must conclude you are not actually
trying to comprehend the emails, just arguing for the sake of it.
That is exactly my point. if cygwin can do both, and cygwin can create
either native win32 executables or unix executables, then WHY ARE
THERE TWO PROJECTS?
Have you tried to compile an application using -mno-cygwin? Have you
tried to run the resulting executable? I have. I created an application
using -mno-cygwin and to my surprise it became "Windows" like in that
thinks like pathnames had to be specified in Window'ese. So before, in
the Cygwin environment I could:
$ myapp /path/to/file
but now, after -mno-cygwin I must:
$ myapp C:\\path\\to\\file
Without Cygwin's POSIX emulation pathnames don't translate very well.
That's probably not the only thing that you'll find as "non-unix-like"
in the runtime environment. As such I would think producing MingW only
versions of the various Cygwin apps would be from problematic to
impossible, however, you are welcomed to try if you'd like to expend the
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