On Tuesday, January 21, 2003, 1:05:22 AM, Robert wrote:

>>>I don't have VC++, so I was planning on using either mingw, mingw cross 
>>>compiler for using cygwin or borland.
>> 
>> I don't understand the middle paragraph, but mingw is supposed to
>> produce binaries that are compatible with the native Windows
>> installation of Ruby.

> Really? Excellent!

> Um, as to the middle paragraph I screwed up. I find it much easier to 
> edit other peoples text :)

> I had meant that I was thinking about using 1 of 3 options. Mingw 
> itself, Borlands C/C++ compiler or use cygwins gcc compiler which can be 
> used to generate mingw binaries.

> Make more sense?

Yep.  I'd be very interested to know if cygwin's gcc can be shoehorned
to generate Windows-compatible binaries.  How do you get it to
generate mingw binaries?

I think there's an issue beyond mere object code, and that's
libraries.  But I'd like to experiment.

Gavin