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RE: -mno-cygwin, huh?, wha? [RE: Pbm with ar.h when compiling make-3.80 for mingw]

On Wed, 15 Feb 2006, Dave Korn wrote:

> On 15 February 2006 19:35, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 15, 2006 at 07:31:38PM -0000, Dave Korn wrote:
> >> On 15 February 2006 19:27, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> >>> Thanks, Dave, for your continued vigilance.
> >>>
> >>> Is there something (besides hippos) in the water or something?  We seem
> >>> to be getting an increased number of non-cygwin "problem reports"
> >>> recently.
> >>
> >> Yeh, I've noticed, the situation looks real bad.
> >>
> >> In fact you might even say it mings!
> >
> > I wonder if it would matters at all if we just got rid of the
> > -mno-cygwin option entirely.  I don't mind making a mingw
> > "cross-compiler" part of the requirement for building cygwin and maybe
> > it would make the issue really clear.
>   Nah, let's just hide it.  Rename it
> "-mno-cygwin-but-i-would-like-a-hippo-please-and-can-i-have-that-with-cheese-to-go-and-by-the-way-i-really-promise-not-to-mail-the-cygwin-list-with-any-support-request-as-a-result-of-doing-whatever-it-is-i'm-doing-right-now".

Hippo steak, mmm-mmm...  BTW, I can just *see* people popping up with
complaints about how this completely breaks their nmake build files due to
command line length limitations...

Seriously, though -- why not simply rename it in some way that makes it
clear this is a MinGW cross-compiler?  Something like "-mcross-mingw32",
or even make it "--target=i686-pc-mingw32"?
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