RFC: Cygwin 64 bit?

Daniel Colascione dan.colascione@gmail.com
Tue Jun 28 01:32:00 GMT 2011

On 6/27/2011 6:13 PM, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-06-27 at 17:58 -0700, Daniel Colascione wrote:
>> Today, Cygwin DLLs all have the form cyg$SONAME.dll. In a 64-bit Cygwin,
>> 32-bit DLLs would retain this naming convention and 64-bit DLLs would be
>> named cyg64$SONAME.dll.
> 1) A similar naming scheme for mingw64 was already rejected.
> 2) Accomodating the "cyg" prefix is hard enough; using different naming
> schemes for x86 and x64 would be a disaster.

How so? The logic for the dealing with the prefix already exists.
Wouldn't it be a relatively simple matter to make the string used for
the prefix vary based on the current architecture, especially if both
variants begin with "cyg"?

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 258 bytes
Desc: OpenPGP digital signature
URL: <http://cygwin.com/pipermail/cygwin-developers/attachments/20110628/a15bf75b/attachment.sig>

More information about the Cygwin-developers mailing list