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Re: [Chicken-users] Revised Chapter 1 (reminder)

From: John Cowan
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] Revised Chapter 1 (reminder)
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 14:21:32 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

Ashley Bone scripsit:

> The mingw and mingw-msys builds are pretty much the same.  Both give
> you a chicken built against the mingw headers and import libraries.
> The only difference is the environment where you actually run make.
> Makefile.mingw is can be used in cmd.exe with the version of make
> that comes with mingw.  Makefile.mingw-msys requires the msys shell
> since it uses unix command (cp, rm, etc).  The end product is the
> same.

So in that case what use is the mingw-msys build?

I had thought that the result of the mingw-msys build was code parts of
which (chicken-setup, chicken-bug, or whatever) could only be used if
msys was present at run time.  If that's not the case, it seems pointless
to maintain both builds, since anyone with or without msys can use the
mingw build.

Eric Raymond is the Margaret Mead               John Cowan
of the Open Source movement.                    address@hidden
        --Bruce Perens,               
          some years ago

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