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Date: 2008-10-26 (22:13)
From: Markus E L <ls-ocaml-2006@m...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Road to native windows OCaml...

"David Allsopp" wrote:

> Kuba Ober wrote:
>> I've looked briefly at what it'd take to have OCaml
>> fully working natively (with mingw/VS), without any Cygwin
>> needed for compilation.
> Can I ask what the motivation is for this (out of interest, not criticism)?
> It only takes a matter of minutes to install Cygwin and it can be completely
> ignored once OCaml is compiled (I don't even have Cygwin in my PATH). 

My motivation (if I tried this) would be that CygWin might be a
security risk: AFAIK processes of different users interact via the
cygwin.dll. Security implications are not clear (there is a paper from
ten years ago which says it might open up a security hole) - but it's
difficult these days to get any answer from the cygwin developer
community wether this has changed.

Regards -- Markus