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From: Raoul Gough (raoulgough_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-01-13 08:49:30

I've had some correspondence with one of the cygwin maintainers, and
it seems that gcc -mno-cygwin has changed for the better with respect
to C++ support. The relevant points are

o The Cygwin "gcc-mingw" package has a cygwin-free libstdc++
o Cygwin setup installs this package automatically with gcc
o g++ -mno-cygwin therefore *includes* C++ library support

That means it should be possible simply to
use -sBUILD="<cxxflags>-mno-cygwin" with the regular gcc toolset,
rendering gcc-nocygwin obsolete. In particular, installing STLport, as
recommended in the gcc-nocygwin documenation, is probably *not* good
advice anymore.

I think it's time to remove the gcc-nocygwin toolset, and maybe
include a note to the effect that -mno-cygwin should just work as a
gcc compiler option. Any reason not to do this? Can someone advise the
correct procedure for obsoleting a toolset?

Raoul Gough.


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