On Sun, May 29, 2011 at 4:42 AM, Matthew Mondor <mm_lists@pulsar-zone.net> wrote:

When reading this I was wondering: would a mingw port be easier, using
winapi (it is simpler, more efficient with less wrapping)?  Or does the
cygwin port already make use of the cygwin-mingw cross-compiler?  Also,
is fork() in this case only used to execute the compiler?

There is already a mingw port, but there are also people that use cygwin for their software (Maxima, Sage I believe,...). This is the reason why there is a cygwin port at all -- but not a very useful one I believe.

fork() is used to execute all external tools, gcc, ar, file, ... I already mentioned the alternatives

Juanjo

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