Cygwin paths in mingw64
Thu Nov 4 18:53:00 GMT 2010
On 11/4/2010 11:16 AM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 04, 2010 at 07:48:38AM -0700, LionAM wrote:
>> I have installed cygwin together with mingw64 (4.5.1-1).
>> Is there an compiler switch to make mingw use the cygwin environment?
> No. These are *MinGW* compilers. They are supposed to create
> pure-windows executables. That is their sole purpose. There is no
> 64-bit version of Cygwin and, without a lot of head-standing, you'd need
> that to create a 64-bit application that understood Cygwin paths.
Actually, the OP hasn't really specified whether he is using the
*cygwin* provided mingw64 *cross compilers*, or if he has simply
installed the mingw64 *native* compilers from mingw-w64.sourceforge.net.
If the latter...well, why would you expect that a w64 native windows
compiler would ever be able to generate apps that use the cygwin
If the former...same thing, really. The compiler generates NATIVE w64
code, and the generated code uses the W64 native windows runtime
services: NOT the cygwin runtime services. The only real differences in
these two compilers is that the cygwin-hosted cross compiler can use
cygwin services during the BUILD process. But the generated executables
are, ideally, IDENTICAL to those created by a regular, normal, native
What it SEEMS the OP wants is a 64bit cygwin compiler. There is no such
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