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Re: Failure in building GFortran on Cygwin
- From: Christopher Faylor <cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2007 11:13:03 -0500
- Subject: Re: Failure in building GFortran on Cygwin
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On Sat, Dec 01, 2007 at 11:31:55AM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Nov 30 16:36, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> 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.
>Unfortunately it doesn't work for variables. We can hide the timezone
>function, but how do we alias timezone to _timezone in libcygwin.a?
Why do you say that? It should just be a simple aliasing.
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