[Distutils] Compiler support for VC++ 2005

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Mon Feb 12 23:40:54 CET 2007

On 12/02/07, Jorge Vargas <jorge.vargas at gmail.com> wrote:
> you may want to check that again the windows.h mingw supplies is not
> exactly the same as the windows one, other files have this problem
> too, and of course they are not allowed to redistribute anything that
> comes with VS.

I certainly didn't mean to imply that it was the same as the VS one,
just that it exposed the same API (as far as I am aware). My
understanding is that if a documented Windows API is exposed in the VS
(or SDK) header but not in the mingw one, that would be accepted as a
bug in the win32api package. But if an application relies on features
of  the MS windows.h which are not documented (and hence are
"implementation details") that should be considered as an application
bug (or at least, as a portability issue).

Anyway, I'm not saying anything new here, so I won't waste people's
time continuing this thread any further.


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