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Re: Default compiler behaviour for b19
- To: <awesley at mail dot acquerra dot com dot au>
- Subject: Re: Default compiler behaviour for b19
- From: "Sonic Junior" <mphalpin at iag dot net>
- Date: Sun, 7 Sep 1997 21:21:52 -0400
- Cc: "GNU Win 32" <gnu-win32 at cygnus dot com>
I completely agree.
In b19, I think the default behavior should be to link to cygwin.dll.
However, a command line option would cause it to NOT link to cygwin.dll.
> From: Anthony Wesley <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Default compiler behaviour for b19
> Date: Thursday, September 04, 1997 9:23 PM
> Perhaps I am misreading the comments on the gnuwin32 home page, but it
> looks like Cygnus are proposing to have "gcc -o foo foo.c" generate
> native win32 binaries by default and not link with cygwin.dll. To
> compile UNIX-ish tools and link with the cygwin.dll library you will
> have to supply an extra command line option.
> This seems silly to me, and the wrong way around. After all, gcc and all
> the nice tools and development environment came from the UNIX land, so
> surely generating UNIX-ish binaries should be the default, making
> porting UNIX applications and tools the native mode, whereas generating
> pure win32 binaries should be the "foreign" mode.
> It would be really strange to have "gcc -o foo foo.c" not work as
> expected by people coming from the UNIX world. I realise that this
> behavious could be covered up (eg have an environment variable to select
> the mode, or put it in the gcc compiler-options file) but I believe that
> it would still be the wrong attitude by Cygnus to do this.
> Just my AUS $0.0215 worth .. :-)
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