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RE: SDL Perl

> Nicholas Wourms
> --- "Gerrit P. Haase" <> 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.
> Gerrit,
> <rant>
> 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.

Would it be worth contacting the author?

> </rant>
> Sorry, I had to vent my frustration there...  :-)

Oh - don't worry about that!  Vent away!


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