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Re: survey about compiler toolchain used on Windows

From: jeremy theler
Subject: Re: survey about compiler toolchain used on Windows
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2020 20:28:39 -0300

>From GNU Coding Standards

Section 5.5

As for systems that are not like Unix, such as MSDOS, Windows, VMS, MVS,
and older Macintosh systems, supporting them is often a lot of work. When
that is the case, it is better to spend your time adding features that will
be useful on GNU and GNU/Linux, rather than on supporting other
incompatible systems.

Section 5.6

Whether to support Mingw64, and Windows in general, in your package is your
choice. The GNU Project doesn’t say you have any responsibility to do so.
Our goal is to replace proprietary systems, including Windows, not to
enhance them. If people pressure you to make your program run on Windows,
and you are not interested, you can respond with, “Switch to GNU/Linux —
your freedom depends on it.”

jeremy theler

On Sat, Apr 11, 2020, 15:59 Francesco Abbate <address@hidden>

> Dear all,
> I would like to take advantage of the friendly people in this mailing
> list to make a small survey:
> what compiler, developer toolchain and programming environment do you
> use on Window when programming in C or C++ with the GSL library ?
> Personally I use the MSYS2 environment with its mingw packages and the
> GCC and clang compilers provided by MSYS2 itself. I also use CMake and
> Meson as a build system. I have developed my own library manager
> (lhelper) to help me compile libraries having different build
> environments.
> I am curious to know what people use on Windows.
> Thank in advance to all the answers.
> Kind regards
> Francesco

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