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Date: 2008-10-14 (21:38)
From: Kuba Ober <kuba@m...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Road to native windows OCaml...
On Tuesday 14 October 2008, 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).

The motivation is that I'm allergic to Cygwin. And you're not quite right that
Cygwin is not needed later on: it is if you need to generate native code,
or link with native code.

Cheers, Kuba