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Re: [RFC] Correctly handling MinGW-w64

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [RFC] Correctly handling MinGW-w64
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:57:42 +0200

> Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 07:18:45 -0800
> From: Paul Eggert <address@hidden>
> Óscar Fuentes wrote:
> > I thought that this type of tasks are the raison d'être of `configure'.
> No, the point of 'configure' is to do things that ordinary C and 'make' 
> cannot. 
>   Here, we have something that ordinary C can do, so 'configure' isn't needed.

But in practice, configure does also the other kind of thing.

> More generally, it would be better yet if we didn't need a global symbol 
> indicating which particular minor flavor of a Microsoft Windows development 
> environment is being used.  Symbols like that are needed in src/w32*.c but 
> it'd 
> be nicer if they didn't need to be used in generic code.

Isn't that so in the patch?  Which parts of the patch, excluding
configure.ac, would you consider not Windows-specific?

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