[racket] "Hybrid" Racket on Cygwin

From: Thomas Chust (chust at web.de)
Date: Sun Sep 19 20:54:15 EDT 2010

2010/9/19 Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org>:
> [...]
> It's still not clear to me why you want a cygwin build instead of a
> plain windows build.  The only thing I can think of is being able to
> handle cygwin symlinks
> [...]

I want a Cygwin build because I want FFI access to some C libraries that
are intended for a POSIX environment. I'm sure with enough effort it would
be possible to port everything to the Win32 APIs, or to create some clever
setup where a Win32 based Racket build accesses DLLs linked against the Cygwin
runtime, but these options promise to be either fragile or overly complex.


When C++ is your hammer, every problem looks like your thumb.

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