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Re: Is cygwin really for me? (Need c++ compiler)

I welcome any input I can get, to the list or to me personally. I figure there are many people here who have been exposed to other tools, etc, that I have never heard of.

From: Christopher Faylor <>
Subject: Re: Is cygwin really for me? (Need c++ compiler)
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 14:17:48 -0500

On Mon, Jan 19, 2004 at 02:13:39PM -0500, Andrew Sasak wrote:
>I've been a cygwin user for quite a while, but I still consider myself
>a newbie.  I have access to Visual C++ 6.0, but not permanently.  I
>want to be able to compile c++ code that I can easily distribute
>without licensing problems (because I write software for a University
>research lab, at some point may want to write shareware software, etc).
>Currently I only need to compile for Windows computers, but I would
>like to be able to compile, or at least write code that can be
>compiled, on both Win and Linux systems.  For this reason I have been
>using cygwin g++ with the -mno-cygwin flag.  Lately I'm wondering if
>this is really the best option for me.  I would appreciate any input
>that anybody can give me about different development enviroments,
>compilers, etc.

Whatever input you get, it will have to be personal email.  Non-cygwin
compilers or environments are hardly fodder for this mailing list.


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