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RE: Questions for GCC
- From: "John (Eljay) Love-Jensen" <eljay at adobe dot com>
- To: "Jakob Ullmann" <jakob dot ullmann at web dot de>, <gcc-help at gcc dot gnu dot org>
- Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 08:01:03 -0800
- Subject: RE: Questions for GCC
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GCC, in-and-of-itself, is a compiler. Linkers are not directly part of GCC. Even the Standard C Library is a separate project. Hence and likewise, the Windows API is outside the immediate domain of GCC as well.
There is a GCC built for Windows that supports the Windows API. So it's everything in one bundle. It is called MinGW.
There are a variety of IDE's for MinGW already available. (But you are at liberty to write your own, too.)
Alternatively, Cygwin provides a pleasant Unix-like environment for Windows, and distributes MinGW as a Cygwin package. Where you can use the other familiar IDEs such as emacs or vim for development.
Other Unix-like environments to Windows include MKS, Interix, and MS-SFU. I have less experience with those, and prefer Cygwin, but those are the ones I'm aware of, that are stable and used. And I have heard good things about them from those who use them.