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Re: SDL Perl
- From: Nicholas Wourms <nwourms at yahoo dot com>
- To: "Gerrit P. Haase" <freeweb at nyckelpiga dot de>, John Morrison <john dot r dot morrison at ntlworld dot com>
- Cc: "Gerrit @ cygwin" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2002 07:21:53 -0700 (PDT)
- Subject: Re: SDL Perl
--- "Gerrit P. Haase" <email@example.com> wrote:
> John schrieb:
> > Have you ever tried to get the SDL_perl to compile? I can't figure
> > it out but I'd love to run frozen-bubble under cygwin :)
> I tried to get SDL compiled without -mno-cygwin which was a mess.
> Is there a port available somewhere? Didn't tried the SDL_perl.
I know what you mean. The @#$% author apparently felt that because we use
cygwin, we automatically want -mno-cygwin! Why do they assume this?
Isn't the point of cygwin to provide posix emulation, which -mno-cygwin
defeats? Don't we have an XFree? I say yes to both, which seems to go
right over the developers' heads. They get the idea that Cygwin==Mingw32,
so obviously everything should be compiled with -mno-cygwin! So annoying,
because you have to sift through all the ifdef's and configury files just
to get it to compile as a Cygwin native. I wasted 3 whole days trying to
get SDL to compile natively on Cygwin and to use Cygwin/XFree, but I have
failed miserably. Too many OS-cenrtic vs. few feature-centric #ifdef's!
What a headache, my sympathies to you Gerrit.
Sorry, I had to vent my frustration there... :-)
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