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

Michael Weiser michael@weiser.saale-net.de
Fri Sep 11 18:58:00 GMT 1998

Hello Earnie, you wrote:
>> the problem is that these applications of which you speak can't
>> tell the difference between win32-only, unix-only and unix-plus-win32.
>> they really should (sooner or later).
>Your opinion is certainly valid.  However, I can always add -D_WIN32
>in that case.  The original poster to this thread had a problem where
>the cygwin supplied header was dependent upon _WIN32 being defined and
>couldn't easily do the reverse; I.E.: -U_WIN32.  Since the main reason
I think, that's the real point: It doesn't really matter, wherer
_WIN32 is defined by default or not, but one should be able to disable
or enable access to Win32-Calls by simply undefining or defining
_WIN32. So someone will have to work on the headers to accomplish

Disclaimer: No, I this wasn't meant as an offer, since I don't have
the time. :-\
bye, Michael
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