[racket] "Hybrid" Racket on Cygwin

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Sun Sep 19 21:23:03 EDT 2010

On Sep 20, Thomas Chust wrote:
> 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.

(I'd expect cygwin dlls to be usable from windows applications too,
but I don't have experience with that...)

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