[Haskell-cafe] Re: Compilling GHC on Vista

Claus Reinke claus.reinke at talk21.com
Sat Apr 28 17:11:50 EDT 2007

> pps. ah, silly me. i finally understand that ghc ticket #1280 is not a
>    ghc issue at all. if gcc depends on that same call, it will not see the
>    mingw ld as executable, so might fall back on defaults later in the 
>    PATH, right? but that would make me wonder how anyone could
>    have a vista build of ghc? perhaps they are using a newer mingw/gcc,
>    with some workaround for the issue? well, i'll stop guessing here.

there we go: http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=679462

    * include/io.h (__mingw_access): New static inline wrapper to 
    restore pre-Vista 'access (fname, X_OK)' behaviour. 
    (__USE_MINGW_ACCESS): Use to map access() to 

that looks promising, doesn't it?


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