Dave Thomas <Dave / PragmaticProgrammer.com> writes:

> In order to settle the Windows question once and for all (or at least
> for the next 4 months), the new RubyGarden polls asks
>
>
>      Ruby under Windows should be:
>
>          A native MSVC application 
>          Built using MinGW 
>          Build using Cygwin 
>
> Vote now at http://www.rubygarden.org/pollBooth.php?op=results&pollID=8

What are the practical differences between a MSVC app and a MinGW app?
The end result is similar, correct?

I would have voted for "anything but cygwin" were it there.  Instead I
took MinGW since it is looking to most convincingly beat the cygwin
option.  :-)


-- 
matt