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Nick Ing-Simmons
November 11, 1999 03:29
Re: GCC 2.95.2 and Perl 5.005_63/5.6
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Jens Stavnstrup <> writes:
>To what degree will the upcomming versions of Perl support the Win32
>versions (Mingw,  Cygwin and UWIN) now that the new GCC 2.95.2 are

It already supports Mingw (which I have tested) and Cygwin (someone else
has contributed patches).

>GNU make is included in the MingW32 distribution, 

That is new! 

>just as in the
>other "unix" compilers. Are you going to make a new makefile for the
>windows ditributions (mingw32/cygwin & uwin), so we can start using the
>standard gnu make utillity ?

A reasonable idea. I will grab a new Mingw32 distribution and see 
about checking in a GNUmakefile to go alongside Makefile (nmake) and (dmake). With a little care that should also allow 
a Mingw32 based cross-compiler (e.g. from Linux) to build Win32 perl.

The downside is now there are three makefiles to maintain - perhaps 
it is time to generate them from a common base ...

Nick Ing-Simmons <>
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