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Re: Failure in building GFortran on Cygwin

On Fri, Nov 30, 2007 at 03:58:42PM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Nov 30 07:26, Eric Blake wrote:
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>> According to Corinna Vinschen on 11/30/2007 7:20 AM:
>> > 
>> > However, this *is* a problem in the newlib/cygwin headers.  Cygwin
>> > exports a timezone function and a _timezone variable.  The timezone
>> > function was an ill-advised invention in Cygwin way back in the last
>> > century.  Unfortunately it has to be kept for backward compatibility.
>> For 1.5.x, yes.  But can we delete timezone() for 1.7.x, on the grounds
>> that any binary that still uses the timezone function is old enough that
>> it would benefit from re-porting to the latest cygwin sources anyway?
>I'm thinking along the same lines.  While that breaks backward
>compatibility, I'm not overly concerned in case of applications which
>have never been ported to a newer Cygwin version the last 10 or so

But we do have a fairly transparent way of dealing with this problem which
will allow any ancient apps to continue to work.  We used it for the transition
from 32 -> 64 bit file I/O.


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