w32api-headers-3.0b_svn5431-1: _WIN32 no longer set on Cygwin

Kai Tietz ktietz70@googlemail.com
Sat Oct 20 16:56:00 GMT 2012

2012/10/20 JonY wrote:
> On 10/20/2012 21:12, Christian Franke wrote:
>> Just for Info:
>> The new /usr/include/w32api/windef.h does no longer define _WIN32.
>> This may require compile fixes for some sources which check only for
>> _WIN32 and not for __CYGWIN__ after windows.h is included.
>> Christian
> I can't imagine why you'd include windows.h and then check for _WIN32
> after the fact, but I still think mixing win32 calls and Cygwin calls is
> a bad idea, except for a few special cases.
> Anyway, I'll leave it to Kai to decide if it should be done, as I'm not
> sure if this request is proper.

That we don't define _WIN32 - actual we do internally but don't show
it to includer - is done by intention.  Actual Corinna and I decided
that this behavior is for cygwin the desired.
If you need to define _WIN32 then please do it within your
source-file, but don't expect that it gets defined for you by some


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