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Date: Thu, 9 Dec 1999 11:30:47 +0200 (IST)
From: Eli Zaretskii <eliz AT is DOT elta DOT co DOT il>
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To: Leon <Leon AT caresystems DOT com DOT au>
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Subject: Re: NEEDING HELP TO START WINDOWS PROGRAMMING
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On Thu, 9 Dec 1999, Leon wrote:

> if one writes code for windows32 api - wouldn't be simpler to use mingw32?

The answer is ``it depends''.  If you only need a compiler and a
minimal set of utilities to get your sources into binaries, then Mingw
is probably the best choice.

But if you need a more complete development environment, then you will
find that Mingw lacks many packages offered by DJGPP (simply because
nobody cared enough to sit down and make Mingw ports of them).

There was a thread here a couple of months ago about this; you might
consider looking it up through the djgpp/mail-archives/ page on
www.delorie.com.

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