Newlib _ctype_ alias kludge now invalid due to PR middle-end/15700 fix.

Christopher Faylor me@cgf.cx
Tue Mar 22 20:55:00 GMT 2005


On Tue, Mar 22, 2005 at 02:26:33PM -0500, Jeff Johnston wrote:
>Regarding the comment that "__ctype_ptr" won't be found:  this will only 
>occur if a user compiles with the latest header files and an old library.  
>While I realize that Cygwin is sensitive to backwards compatability, it is 
>not reasonable to expect this to hold in all cases for an indeterminate 
>period of releases.

It is reasonable for us to carefully plan when we break things, though.

>Please note that there is a mechanism in place for Cygwin to freeze any
>header file (and even the ctype_c.c file) as it chooses by placing it
>in sys/cygwin.  The sys/cygwin directory was removed in a previous
>Cygwin patch but it is simple to put it back.

Ok.  I'll just work on a cygwin-specific method to restore things to
the way they were previously.

cgf



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