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Re: updated win32 macro

From: Earnie Boyd
Subject: Re: updated win32 macro
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 08:41:54 -0500

I still don't think all of this fuss is really worth it but I'm going to
add my 29 cents worth in this thread.

AISI, what is needed is only whether or not the the compiler supports a
-mwin32 switch.  Then the can use it.

Code for what's needed in a portable fashion and don't worry about the
what ifs.


edward wrote:
> it's a language feature.
> it attempts to answer the following question:
> how do i get a windows C-based [.c, .cc, .m] file to an object file?
> it's just syntactic sugar for -mwin32, which itself is syntactic sugar for
> setting some defines, some include paths.
> iirc, it doesn't set the *link* parameters though. that's a separate issue
> on cygwin systems, which may want to target cygwin or mingw backends.
> this is a fine mess we're in =)
> cheers,
> edward
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Akim Demaille" <address@hidden>
> To: "Robert Collins" <address@hidden>
> Cc: "Alexandre Oliva" <address@hidden>;
> <address@hidden>; <address@hidden>
> Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2001 8:05 AM
> Subject: Re: updated win32 macro
> > >>>>> "Robert" == Robert Collins <address@hidden> writes:
> >
> > >> Then there is yet another thing to introduce IMHO, AC_SYS_WIN32 or
> > >> so, which does define this symbol to yes/no.  You high level macro
> > >> ac_requires it.
> >
> > Robert> Doesn't that just check the _current_ support ?
> >
> > Sorry, I don't understand.
> >
> > Is the feature your trying to test related to the compiler, or to the
> > system?  If the language is relevant, then indeed AC_SYS is wrong.  If
> > the language is not, then I don't understand your sentence: all that
> > matters is whether we are running this system or not, to decide, for
> > instance, of the programs to compile.

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