"Ryan Davis" <ryand / zenspider.com> wrote in message
news:8B64EA96-CF1B-11D6-9717-0003939161E2 / zenspider.com...

> > If it has to be gcc, MingW works fine and doesn't use Cygwin. Cygwin
> > is not
> > nice to have running by comparison.
>
> OK. As I don't run windows, I can only go by word of mouth. I just
> looked at the webpage for MingW. It looks more like a set of utilities
> and headers. But does it set up a POSIX environment?

Not it doesn't - but that is also the nice part of it - it works essentially
like a native Windows compiler.
That also means you'd have to write special security code for Windows since
it's just a compiler.

I don't know MSYS.

Mikkel