Files to lib/System/Win32

From: Jeff Cohen <>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 07:25:11 -0700

> >From: Jeff Cohen <>
> >Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 21:24:47 -0700
> >
> >But there are some issues with System I'm going to have to take care of
> >besides using Win32. There appears to be some Unix assumptions like the
> >presence of /etc or the HOME environment variable. Neither have any
> >true equivalent in Windows.
> >
> Will be fixed in a working LLVM on mingw.
> Henrik

And how does it do this? By emulating Unix.

I don't know why you insist mingw isn't emulating Unix. How else would
you describe software that allows Unix source to run on Windows with
little or no change?

Would you ever use mingw to create software that runs only on Windows
and never on Unix?

As far I know, mingw isn't supposed to emulate unix. It's a free gcc implementation for Windows with its own header files to support the win32 API and POSIX.1.

MSYS on the other hand emulates the BASH shell and script functionality.

Yes, If I want to write free software with a free c++ compiler to Windows, I would certainly choose mingw.