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Re: Documentation on -mno-cygwin Accuracy
On 02/08/2012 09:49 AM, Jesse Ziser wrote:
> On 2/7/2012 11:58 PM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Tue, Feb 07, 2012 at 05:14:59PM -0600, Jesse Ziser wrote:
>>> If you really want Mingw (a free compiler and development environment
>>> for Windows), maybe what you should do is just download and install
>>> Mingw, and use that, instead of doing it through the Cygwin compiler
>>> using a barely-supported option. (Then you should get help with any
>>> problems you have over at Mingw's website instead of here.)
>> The MinGW cross-compiles are not "barely supported". They are included
>> in the distribution precisely so that people can build pure-windows
>> programs under Cygwin.
> Oh? Then I got the wrong impression from the documentation and the
> mailing list when I was trying to work all that out a few years ago. I
> can't find it now, but I could swear there was something about it being
> "deprecated" or "partially supported" or something.
I think there is a tiny misunderstanding here. I believe that Jesse was
talking about the -mno-cygwin option when he spoke of "using a
barely-supported option". Chris seems to have misinterpreted that to
mean that MinGW cross-compilers themselves were claimed to be
The -mno-cygwin option for GCC v3 was certainly deprecated for some time
now and announced in the mailing list as I recall, and support for it
always seemed uncertain at best to me. As of GCC v4, that option is
dead; however, the MinGW cross compilers included with Cygwin continue
to have full support.
I hope I didn't just add to the confusion here. :-)
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