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b21 -- various small issues
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- Subject: b21 -- various small issues
- From: Mumit Khan <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 30 Apr 1999 02:34:52 -0500 (CDT)
- Reply-To: Mumit Khan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Now that Chris is talking about b21, it's probably a good time to
bring up these various not-so-important issues that may increase
the "user-friendliness" of Cygwin.
few little things on my wish list related to dev tools/newlib:
1. Add cygwin specific pathname handling in egcs (soon to be aka GCC3!).
I'm going to try to get it into upcoming egcs-1.2. This will force
POSIX pathnames no matter how you specify the files via command line
and env variables. Chris knows about this.
2. Rehash the issue of entry point names. Both Chris and DJ had mentioned
it in the past, but nobody seems to have taken the bait to submit
3. Add new entry point for --subsystem,windows to avoid the annoying
warning about missing entry point, and also to force WinMain to be
pulled out of archives (see the problem report regarding V in the
recent cygwin mailing list). This also allows us to set a flag the
tells winsup whether the app is console or GUI and act accordingly
4. Revisit the issue of multiple entry points and see if the *foreign*
hack is still needed. It may not be needed anymore, but I'm in no
position to check at present.
5. New binutils with DJ's ld --shared? If so, we need the fix for
initialized common problem if not already there. DJ knows about this.
1. Distinguish between console and GUI app by setting a flag in the
startup so that we can change the error function to either write to
console (current default) or to use MessageBox if GUI.
2. Fix small_vsprintf to use FormatMessage and friends to use the
appropriate win32 error message. We could use the GUI or console
app flag to write to console or use MessageBox here as well.
Many many more I'm forgetting, so please chip in with extra in addition