On Sun, May 29, 2011 at 4:42 AM, Matthew Mondor <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
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