MSYS mode (continue)

Charles Wilson
Thu Jul 4 14:43:00 GMT 2013

On 7/4/2013 6:47 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> Hmm, out of curiousity.  Why is the name MINGW_NT-6.1-WOW64\0 not
>> suitable.  For what is this 32 good for?
>> Sorry, for this stupid question.
> No sorry here, it's not stupid.  I agree, why not just drop the "32"?

Because it would break any configure scripts or config.guess that test for:

case $(uname -s) in
MINGW32-* ) ...

There are a few of those in the wild, although modern config.guess says:

         echo ${UNAME_MACHINE}-pc-mingw64
         exit ;;
         echo ${UNAME_MACHINE}-pc-mingw32
         exit ;;
         echo ${UNAME_MACHINE}-pc-msys
         exit ;;

(FWIW, I'm not sure what MINGW64 is all about...)


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