[Python-Dev] C99

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Tue Jun 7 16:10:28 EDT 2016

Doesn't Cygwin build against the posix abstraction layer?  Wouldn't a python
built as such operate as though it was on a unix of some sort?  It has been
quite a while since I messed with Cygwin - if it hasn't changed, it's not
really an option, especially when we have native windows builds now.  It
would be too much of a downgrade in experience and performance.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Python-Dev [mailto:python-dev-bounces+tritium-
> list=sdamon.com at python.org] On Behalf Of Sturla Molden
> Sent: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 3:37 PM
> To: python-dev at python.org
> Subject: Re: [Python-Dev] C99
> Victor Stinner <victor.stinner at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Is it worth to support a compiler that in 2016 doesn't support the C
> > standard released in 1999, 17 years ago?
> MSVC only supports C99 when its needed for C++11 or some MS extension
> to C.
> Is it worth supporting MSVC? If not, we have Intel C, Clang and Cygwin GCC
> are the viable options we have on Windows (and perhaps Embarcadero, but I
> haven't used C++ builder for a very long time). Even MinGW does not fully
> support C99, because it depends on Microsoft's CRT. If we think MSVC and
> MinGW are worth supporting, we cannot just use C99 indiscriminantly.
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