[Mingw-users] Re: WINVER constant value [WAS: GetConsoleWindow]

Igor Pechtchanski pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Fri Sep 6 08:14:00 GMT 2002

On Fri, 6 Sep 2002, Earnie Boyd wrote:

> Earnie Boyd wrote:
> >
> > My guess is that there are more GCC experienced people using MinGW for
> > mingw32-gcc than there are MSVC experienced people using MinGW for any
> > reason.  A drop in replacement for MSVC, surely isn't the desire.
> > Wanting to the package to port to all versions of Win32 is the desire.
>           ^^^^^^ s/to the/a
> > Using new Win32 API not supported on older versions of the OS isn't the
> > way to go about doing that.  Runtime surprises, is not the place to
> > discover that the port doesn't work.
>                                      ^on prior versions of win32
> Earnie.

I'm not qualified to have an opinion on this, but something here reminds
me of the old discussion on whether to use numeric co-processor features
in a compiler vs. emulating floating point in software...
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