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From: Kuba Ober <ober.14@o...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: MinGW port w/o Cygwin?
On Monday 24 December 2007, Richard Jones wrote:
> 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 configure.ac 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.

Using autotools for a windows build is insane. Just don't. Code the makefile 
by hand, it'll be much simpler. Or generate one on Unix when the tarball is 
being prepared.

Cheers, Kuba