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From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-09-19 12:59:56

David Abrahams wrote:
> "Duft Markus" <Markus.Duft_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> The second thing is, that resulting executables depend on msvcrt.lib
>> and are therefore binary compatible with nearly everything ;o) on
>> windows.
> That's also true of MinGW, right?


>> When using gcc it has it's own libc (on interix gcc is a
>> interix build, and has really not much to do with windows.... ;o//)
>> and one can't link those things together, so in gcc built binaries one
>> can _not_ use the win32 API which, on windows, is not really desireable.
> Huh? Not so; I have used the win32 API even through cygwin GCC.
> And then there's gcc -mno-cygwin.

FYI; All the -mno-cygwin option does it compile with the MinGW version
of the compiler.

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