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Re: various sundry things

On Tue, Oct 14, 2003 at 05:16:12PM -0700, Edward Peschko wrote:
>> Misconception: In your private email to me that the -mwin32 was a
>> "use-win32 mode" flag.
>no, you mentioned -mwin32, I was wondering what the hell 
>you were talking about, and repeated it. I thought you were 
>discussing a possible solution.

I never mentioned -mwin32.  I also never mentioned -mno-cygwin since
I was sure that someone on the cygwin list would do so.  I was not
trying to give you a possible solution.  I was trying to redirect
you back to the discussion that you started in the cygwin list.

I had a long response to the rest of this message but, surely people are
bored by this now so I will make a couple of brief points.

- The purpose of much of my email was to point out that you *had*
  misconceptions of which you needed to be "disabused".  It was not to
  say that you were stupid or evil for having the misconceptions.

- Posting private email without permission is always bad.  There is
  no excuse for it.

- I read the mingw-users mailing list regularly and see no indication
  of cygwin resentment.  I communicate regularly with two of the
  main developers and work closely with one of them.  The main mingw CVS
  repository is on  If there is "bad blood" between
  our projects I am very interested in correcting that.  The only bad
  blood that I can think of is my dismay at the msys fork.  Earnie knows
  about my dissatisfaction there but we are still on very cordial terms
  since we are both grown ups.

- The example on
  clearly shows that -mno-cygwin is used to both compile and link programs.

- I, and others, use the 'CC=gcc -mno-cygwin' configure thing all of the time.
  When that doesn't work, I use make 'CC=gcc -mno-cygwin'.  Possibly adding a
  --host=i686-pc-mingw32 --target=i686-pc-mingw32 will also help in some

- Yes, I know.  "uname."  "Simple environment variable."  Yadda, yadda, yadda.

That's it for me.  I'm glad to say that I will not be responding any further
to this thread.

(a thunderous roar from the list ensues)


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