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Re: updated win32 macro
it's a language feature.
it attempts to answer the following question:
how do i get a windows C-based [.c, .cc, .m] file to an object file?
it's just syntactic sugar for -mwin32, which itself is syntactic sugar for
setting some defines, some include paths.
iirc, it doesn't set the *link* parameters though. that's a separate issue
on cygwin systems, which may want to target cygwin or mingw backends.
this is a fine mess we're in =)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Akim Demaille" <email@example.com>
To: "Robert Collins" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: "Alexandre Oliva" <email@example.com>;
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2001 8:05 AM
Subject: Re: updated win32 macro
> >>>>> "Robert" == Robert Collins <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> >> Then there is yet another thing to introduce IMHO, AC_SYS_WIN32 or
> >> so, which does define this symbol to yes/no. You high level macro
> >> ac_requires it.
> Robert> Doesn't that just check the _current_ support ?
> Sorry, I don't understand.
> Is the feature your trying to test related to the compiler, or to the
> system? If the language is relevant, then indeed AC_SYS is wrong. If
> the language is not, then I don't understand your sentence: all that
> matters is whether we are running this system or not, to decide, for
> instance, of the programs to compile.