[Ecls-list] ECL on Windows 32-bit with msys/mingw

Gabriel Dos Reis gdr at cs.tamu.edu
Wed Aug 18 16:13:11 UTC 2010

Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll <juanjose.garciaripoll at googlemail.com> writes:


|     I started the week with an abundance of patience and hope for ECL on
|     Windows boxes, but it seems to be drying up very quickly.
| Some ideas
| - the windows 32 bit port worked. if something broke in the mean time and
| nobody reported it can be easily fixed
| - mingw is a PITA and a patience drainer. just guessing what to do to have 64
| bits is a waste of time.

Looking into MinGW system file process.h, the error looks very
puzzling.  For it is only declaring _beginthread.  All this sounds like
a catch-22 macro game between ECL, MinGW, and the garbage collector.


| - no difficulty is insurmountable except death.

but time can run out :-)

-- Gaby

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