GCJ/minGW produced executables and linux/wine

Andrew Haley aph@redhat.com
Wed Mar 5 11:20:00 GMT 2003


Ranjit Mathew writes:
 > > Andrew> Well, from a very rough reading it looks to me like SEH should
 > > Andrew> be able to do what Win32 gcj needs.
 > > 
 > > I thought there was no way to access SEH from gcc, and that this was
 > > one of the longstanding gcc/Windows interoperability problems.
 > 
 > SEH is an OS-provided facility and "__try/__except" is merely
 > (quite desirable) syntactic sugar coating of these by the MSVC 
 > (and compliant) compilers - see the "Compiler-level SEH" section in:
 > 
 >     http://www.microsoft.com/msj/0197/exception/exception.htm
 > 
 > In fact, had the following patch by Aldy Hernandez for adding
 > "__try/__finally" support to GCC been accepted, it would have caused
 > a *major* confusion for people already used to Win32 SEH:
 > 
 >     http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc-patches/2002-11/msg00239.html
 > 
 > As I remark in a separate post, it *should* be possible to 
 > achieve what we need using SEH.

And it's clearly the Right Thing to do.

Andrew.



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