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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-01-13 09:30:29

"Raoul Gough" <raoulgough_at_[hidden]> writes:

> 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?

I guess it depends which version of GCC you have, no?

David Abrahams
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