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Date: 2007-12-24 (12:50)
From: Dmitry Bely <dmitry.bely@g...>
Subject: Re: Re : Re: [Caml-list] Re: MinGW port w/o Cygwin?
On Dec 23, 2007 7:33 PM, Adrien <> wrote:

> > I guess that Ocaml maintainers should just drop that Cygwin requirement, and
> > tweak their build process to work "out of the box" with MSYS/MinGW.
> You shouldn't see cygwin as a _requirement_.
> Ocaml installation from source (let the binary distributions be a
> special case) use C. If there is no c compiler installed as it is
> under all windows installations (I mean right after setup is
> completed) ocaml simply can't be installed ; the problem is not with
> ocaml or cygwin but with windows. Cygwin is not a fancy requirement
> just one of the few ways to get a c compiler under windows.

Not only compiler; Ocaml build process actively uses various Unix
utilities that Cygwin provides: make, sh, sed, etc. I see no reason to
have another set of there utilities in addition to Cygwin's one.

- Dmitry Bely