I: gcc ... -U_WIN32 ... may cause problems

Geoffrey Noer noer@cygnus.com
Wed Sep 9 17:15:00 GMT 1998

On Tue, Sep 08, 1998 at 04:56:32AM -0700, Earnie Boyd wrote:
> The `argument' I have for removing the _WIN32 from cygwin32 (I'll live
> with mingw32) is that there exists code that already has some porting
> to WIN32 and it gets in the way of wanting to build the __UNIX__
> version under WIN32.  Since this is the goal of the Cygnus Project
> then it would be best served to remove the definitions of _WIN32.

Cygwin32 wants to allow both Unix and Win32 API calls.  Although I
see the appeal in making it possible to express a preference for one
or the other, I don't think overloading "_WIN32" is the right
solution.  "_WIN32" means "access to the Win32 API" to me, something
that the Cygwin32 configuration permits.

Geoffrey Noer
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