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Re: [Chicken-hackers] [PATCH] Adjust `build-platform' and `software-vers
Re: [Chicken-hackers] [PATCH] Adjust `build-platform' and `software-version' values for Cygwin
Mon, 12 Mar 2018 18:53:04 +1300
On 2018-03-11 15:33, Peter Bex wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 11, 2018 at 02:37:01PM +0100, address@hidden wrote:
> > > PS: What about mingw64? Should we define that as a separate software
> > > version? Or maybe just rename it to "mingw" for both?
> > I'd say use "mingw" for both, one can use the "64bit" feature to
> > distinguish them.
> After some thought, perhaps this introduces a needless change, given that
> people can already cond-expand on (mingw32) right now (with my patch that
> didn't change). That means another porting hassle.
I'm not sure what's best here, but I'm leaning towards just "mingw".
If I understand the different versions of MinGW correctly (and it's
unlikely that I do...), there is both mingw32 (http://mingw.org) and
mingw-w64 (http://mingw-w64.org), which are different things: the former
is the old name for "normal" MinGW (according to Wikipedia, anyway),
while the latter is a fork of that. So, using "mingw32" might be
misleading, since we define just the one feature for both of these
Perhaps someone with a better understanding of these projects could
chime in. Otherwise, I'm partial to just "mingw", since we don't
> > Actually, some quasi-parameter like "(word-size)" might be a good
> > idea, what do you think?
> I think that could be useful, yeah. In chicken.platform, presumably?