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From: Richard Jones <rich@a...>
Subject: Re: Re: [Caml-list] Re: MinGW port w/o Cygwin?
On Sun, Dec 23, 2007 at 04:20:01PM +0100, "Márk S. Zoltán" wrote:
> I am using my clandestine MSys + MinGW OCaml since about 3.0, and I have 
> originally switched to MSys because the configuration scripts of a 
> number of other apps and libraries did not handle the -mno-cygwin flag, 
> or any other flag for that matter: the 'supply extra compiler flags' 
> feature seemed to be thoroughly broken in all configure scripts, I 
> wonder if anyone ever uses it.

The problem is that authors have to follow a series of
arcane conventions to make sure they don't delete the user-specified
CFLAGS.  Since they don't, and there's no indication to the author
that they have, it is often broken.  But then the auto* tools are just
terrible like this.


Richard Jones
Red Hat