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RE: Extreme newbie here...
- To: Carl Thompson <cet at carlthompson dot net>, Dave Hanny <dsh167 at psu dot edu>
- Subject: RE: Extreme newbie here...
- From: "Parker, Ron" <rdparker at butlermfg dot com>
- Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2000 12:24:45 -0500
- Cc: Cygwin List <cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com>
> > I'm just looking for a free compiler, and I thought Cygwin was one.
> (Cygwin did have the ability to generate Windows programs, but it is
> unfortunately broken in recent releases.)
Actually, I have been investigating this. GCC should work just fine with
-mno-cygwin for C code. It also works pretty well for C++ code. I have
only found two problems so far.
The first problem is minor and involves the way g++ links with libc.a and
libm.a. I have a modified g++.exe that I can send to peaple that need it
until I can release an update gcc package. (Mumit is still the "real"
maintainer, he is just unavailable until mid-month.)
The second problem is more of an issue. Currently when the compiler driver
is called with -mno-cygwin it cannot link code that uses exceptions. I am
looking into this. I have not had a chance to validate whether or not this
worked with B20.x, a given DLL snapshot, and/or some version of Mumit's GCC
release. I assume it did, but possibly required his mingw-extras package.
This does not appear to work with the net release.
The other issue that arises in some packages like FLTK is that the cygwin
1.1.x release uses a newer version of gcc that adheres more strictly to the
C++ standard and as a result will not accept some code that earlier versions
would accept. This will require changes to the package's source code. An
example of this kind of problem is shown below:
gcc -I /usr/i686-pc-cygwin/include/mingw -I.. -I. -O2 -fforce-mem
-fforce-addr -fcaller-saves -fomit-frame-pointer -DWIN32 -mno-cygwin -DWIN32
-mno-cygwin Fl_Widget_Type.cxx -c
Fl_Widget_Type.cxx: In method `void Fl_Widget_Type::read_property(const char
Fl_Widget_Type.cxx:2007: cannot resolve overloaded function `name' based on
conversion to type `const char *'
Fl_Widget_Type.cxx:2009: `return' with a value, in function returning void
make: *** [Fl_Widget_Type.o] Error 1
I am not picking on FLTK. I just know Carl is trying to compile it with
cygwin and I am trying to help where I can.
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