cygwin Digest 7 Dec 2014 10:57:56 -0000 Issue 8995

Marco Atzeri
Mon Dec 8 08:16:00 GMT 2014

On 12/8/2014 4:21 AM, paul.hermeneutic [at] wrote:
> Based on the output of the script below, it
> appears that the following C compilers are available on Cygwin. Those
> labeled "Cygwin" require the cygwin1.dll file to be available.
> What is the difference between the "pc" and "w64" compilers?
> Why is there no x86_64-pc-mingw-gcc.exe executabe?
> Are there any other C compilers available?
> /usr/bin/gcc.exe                        64-bit  Cygwin
> /usr/bin/i686-pc-cygwin-gcc.exe         32-bit  Cygwin
> /usr/bin/i686-pc-mingw32-gcc.exe        32-bit
> /usr/bin/i686-w64-mingw32-gcc.exe       32-bit
> /usr/bin/x86_64-pc-cygwin-gcc.exe       64-bit  Cygwin
> /usr/bin/x86_64-w64-mingw32-gcc.exe     64-bit

pc-cygwin is the cygwin compiler for cygwin programs
w64-mingw32 is a cross-compiler from cygwin to mingw

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