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Re: temporary files in wine

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: temporary files in wine
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 16:06:53 -0800
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"John McCabe-Dansted" <address@hidden> writes:

> On 2/12/07, Ben Pfaff <address@hidden> wrote:
>> > Mingw is basically meant to be bug for bug compatible with windows. I
>> > should probably try linking against mingwex library before you spend
>> > to much more time on this... the mingwex library is meant to add some
>> > C99 like functionality to mingw.
>> It's a good thought but it doesn't look like mingwex has an
>> implementation of tmpfile.  At least I don't see one.
> I guess the next idea is for me to ask on mingw-users. We can't be the
> only people who want something smaller than cygwin, but with at least
> the option to use sane versions of libraries.


I really think that we can use the gnulib version of mkstemp, but
surely someone else has encountered this and can perhaps provide

Another option would be to add a gnulib module for tmpfile that
replaces it with a non-broken one.

> BTW, I probably would have used cygwin if the native ports of GTK were
> only really designed to be used with mingw, and if I hadn't also
> bumped into some cygwin related problems.

I'm actually delighted to find that there's a way that I can
compile for and debug a Windows version of PSPP without actually
needing a Windows machine around.  For one thing, it's always
good to have another target to test against--the more systems
your program works on, the more likely it is that it'll work
without change on even more.
God leaned close as mud as man sat up, looked around, and spoke.  Man blinked.
"What is the purpose of all this?" he asked politely.  "Everything must have a
purpose?" asked God.  "Certainly," said man.  "Then I leave it to you to think
of one for all this," said God.  And He went away.  --Vonnegut, _Cat's Cradle_

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