[Ecls-list] Cygwin problems -- serious ones

Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll juanjose.garciaripoll at googlemail.com
Sun May 29 07:01:10 UTC 2011

On Sun, May 29, 2011 at 4:42 AM, Matthew Mondor <mm_lists at pulsar-zone.net>wrote:

> When reading this I was wondering: would a mingw port be easier, using
> winapi (it is simpler, more efficient with less wrapping)?  Or does the
> cygwin port already make use of the cygwin-mingw cross-compiler?  Also,
> is fork() in this case only used to execute the compiler?

There is already a mingw port, but there are also people that use cygwin for
their software (Maxima, Sage I believe,...). This is the reason why there is
a cygwin port at all -- but not a very useful one I believe.

fork() is used to execute all external tools, gcc, ar, file, ... I already
mentioned the alternatives


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