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From: Matt Gushee <matt@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] GODI news
On Sat, Aug 09, 2003 at 11:04:38AM +0200, Gerd Stolpmann wrote:
> > 
> > Why Cygwin, rather than MinGW?
> > 
> Simple answer: It is unwise to do the second step before the first.
> Using Cygwin means that you have a full POSIX environment (Unix tools,
> libraries), but there are already typical Windows problems, e.g.
> filename conventions, CRLF, etc. Solve these first!

Okay. I trust that you know what you are talking about, but I still
don't really understand. By saying "there are already ..." are you
implying that the "typical Windows problems" become worse when using
MinGW? And further, are these problems that can actually be solved,
or simply worked around.

> For the build environment, it is unlikely that we ever get rid of
> Cygwin.

I thought that MinGW came with gcc, gnu make, and so on. Am I mistaken,
or are they poorly implemented, or what?

Matt Gushee                 When a nation follows the Way,
Englewood, Colorado, USA    Horses bear manure through           its fields;   When a nation ignores the Way,
                            Horses bear soldiers through
                                its streets.
                            --Lao Tzu (Peter Merel, trans.)

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