Why are the 32- and 64-bit cygwin1.dlls incompatible?

Larry Hall (Cygwin) reply-to-list-only-lh@cygwin.com
Fri Aug 23 18:23:00 GMT 2013

On 8/23/2013 12:33 PM, Warren Young wrote:


>> I just hope this won't lead to more confusion if 32 bit processes
>> started from 64 bit (or vice versa) don't act as expected in some
>> circumstances.
> Oh, it probably will, but a cygcheck dump will tell us when this is probably
> happening, because both Cygwin bins will be in the PATH.

Probably but I think we need to keep a close eye on how much this adds to
the support load and user confusion.  If it is more than a small amount, I
think it's worth considering a sunset clause on this or perhaps a switch
(ugh) to turn this on for those that know, love, and want it. :-)



A: Yes.
 > Q: Are you sure?
 >> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
 >>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

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