RFC: Cygwin 64 bit?

Andy Koppe andy.koppe@gmail.com
Mon Jun 27 05:29:00 GMT 2011

On 27 June 2011 05:48, Chiheng Xu wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 11:08 AM, JonY wrote:
>>> Cygwin source code should really be more clean.  Using some tools like
>>> Source Insight(http://www.sourceinsight.com/) may be helpful.
>>> Maybe you can't  start Cygwin64 project untill Cygwin source code 's
>>> cleanness reach some criteria.
>>> If Cygwin source code is extremely clean, then it would be easy to
>>> make it 64bit clean, I think.
>> The hairy parts would be the LP64/LLP64 ABI difference. For now we need
>> to decide which ABI to go with, the rest of the work will rest on this
>> decision.
> 2 kinds of cleanness, general cleanness(easy to read, easy to analyze,
> using tools like Source Insight), and 64 bit cleanness.

I don't know what you find so objectionable about the Cygwin sources,
but it's certainly off-topic for this thread. And keeping on
mentioning a proprietary product that has no chance of becoming a
standard tool in the Cygwin developer's toolbox is borderline spam.


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