[Haskell-cafe] Re: binding to C libraries on Windoww

Stephen Tetley stephen.tetley at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 14:24:30 EST 2009

2009/12/9 Andrew Coppin <andrewcoppin at btinternet.com>:

> I see. So you're saying that while Cygwin is a Unix emulator, MinGW is just
> a set of Unix-style tools which run natively on Windows?

Yes, in a nutshell MinGW executables are native. Executables in Cygwin
may or may not have dependencies on cygwin.dll the Unix emulation
library (depending whether or not they actually use Unix calls of

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