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Date: 2008-10-15 (05:58)
From: Dmitry Bely <dmitry.bely@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Road to native windows OCaml...
On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 1:38 AM, Kuba Ober <> wrote:
> 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.

No, if you use MSVC-build Ocaml it's not needed at all.

- Dmitry Bely