Robert J. Hansen rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Wed Dec 13 10:48:34 CET 2006

djh wrote:
> Mingw and DJGPP, unlike Cygwin, are designed for developing with the
> Win32 API directly and consequently they are not as useful for
> porting Unix projects to Windows or writing code that works on both
> Windows and Unix

This is true only from a certain point of view.

>From a different point of view, they're more useful in creating
crossplatform code.  Their lack of heavy POSIX support encourages
programmers to factor out OS-specific code into distinct modules, and
discourages the All The World's A UNIX thinking that so many programmers
fall into.

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