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Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 20:34:19 -0500
From: Christopher Faylor <cgf AT redhat DOT com>
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Subject: Re: Texinfo-4.0
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In-Reply-To: <20001123003237.15725.qmail@web113.yahoomail.com>; from earnie_boyd@yahoo.com on Wed, Nov 22, 2000 at 04:32:37PM -0800

On Wed, Nov 22, 2000 at 04:32:37PM -0800, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>--- Christopher Faylor <cgf AT redhat DOT com> wrote:
>> >
>> >Like what?  How?  IMO, the confusion and breakage is with the way the specs
>> are
>> >now.
>> 
>> For people who are using gcc to compile Windows programs for one.  
>
>I don't see this.  The -mno-cygwin switch would add the appropriate windows
>defines.

Assuming that you're compiling with -mno-cygwin.  You can write Windows programs
without using -mno-cygwin.  I assume that many people do this, in fact.

>> For
>> another, I'm sure that there are packages out there that are actually
>> doing the right thing for the wrong reason under 'ifdef WIN32' control.
>> 
>
>I've been using it for sometime and have built somewhere around 40 packages
>with my changes to the specs file.  The unix version of tcl works nicely, of
>course, tk requires X.

Well, that's an argument against the change, then.  The windows version of tcl/tk
wouldn't be built.

cgf

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