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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-08-15 15:30:22

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rozental, Gennadiy" <Gennadiy_at_[hidden]>

> > You've got to run tests on more compilers.
> > The tiniest test would spot these problems. Borland and GCC
> > are free. Jam makes multi-compiler testing easy.
> You are right. I now more or less comfortable with jam. I had Borland
> installed once, so it should not be a problem.
> What about gcc on NT. Do I need to install some kind of environment like
> cygwin to use it?

Cygwin or MinGW. Cygwin is more versatile, especially if you want to test
with multiple GCC versions.

If the version of GCC you want to test with cannot be automatically
installed through the Cygwin installer, download the source from one of the
GCC mirror sites listed at Then, assuming the sources are in a
subdirectory of the current directory called gcc-<version>:

mkdir build
cd build
../gcc-<version>/configure --prefix=/usr/local/gcc-<version> --enable-langu
make bootstrap ; make install

           David Abrahams * Boost Consulting
dave_at_[hidden] *

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