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Re: Eliminating -mno-cygwin from gcc?

On Wed, Jan 31, 2007 at 12:46:28PM -0500, Williams, Gerald S (Jerry) wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> When I was maintaining cygwin's gcc, I often thought about eliminating
>> -mno-cygwin and just providing a pure mingw cross compiler in the
>> distribution.
>I completely agree. Anybody depending on -mno-cygwin can create
>their own shell wrapper. I personally don't care so much about a
>deprecation period, as long as it explodes noisily and points me
>in the right direction three years from now when I try to run an
>old build script that happens to use it.
>Big projects really shouldn't be using -mno-cygwin, anyway--the
>preferred way to do it is to install MinGW compilers and either
>use MSYS or change your Cygwin path to put MinGW's tools first.
>How complete of a cross chain were you thinking about supporting?  I
>only installed the compilers and my MinGW bin contains over 60 unique
>executables--that could mean a fair number of i686-mingw-* programs
>created (consider GNAT for example).

I just thought that something which provides similar functionality to
what is available now would be required.  That means MinGW versions of
gcc and binutils.


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