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Documentation on -mno-cygwin Accuracy
- From: Quinn Wood <woodq11 at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2012 16:27:28 -0600
- Subject: Documentation on -mno-cygwin Accuracy
On the FAQ section 6.10 "How do I compile a Win32 executable that
doesn't use Cygwin?" reads:
"(Please note: This section has not yet been updated for the latest
"The -mno-cygwin flag to gcc makes gcc link against standard Microsoft
DLLs instead of Cygwin. This is desirable for native Windows programs
that don't need a UNIX emulation layer.
"This is not to be confused with 'MinGW' (Minimalist GNU for Windows),
which is a completely separate effort. That project's home page is
Is this indeed outdated information? The flag seems to work for some
very basic C applications, but I am having trouble with a few more
complex pieces of software.
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