RFC: Cygwin 64 bit?

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Tue Jun 28 17:33:00 GMT 2011

On 2:59 PM, Andy Koppe wrote:
> On 27 June 2011 14:12, Eric Blake wrote:
>> On 06/26/2011 06:10 AM, JonY wrote:
>>>>   - Do we define "long" as 32 bit or 64 bit type?
>>> I suggest 32bit, they'll be some awkwardness accessing w32api at the
>>> Cygwin backend if they're 64bit.
>> I very much want LLP64 to match Linux; the _only_ software that should
>> be accessing w32api in the cygwin backend is the cygwin dll itself,
> Also cygutils, XWin, rxvt, mintty, and possibly more I'm not aware of.

Don't forget tcl/tk which is still kinda sorta not really cygwin.

And perl (at least, the perl-win32 extension), python, ruby(?),
parrot(?), ... Lots of the interpreters seem to provide a binding to the
Win32 API even when compiled "for" cygwin.


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