Recommendation for the procedure to add platform packages

Magnus Therning magnus at
Thu Aug 20 03:56:11 EDT 2009

I found this

  "Compile on all operating systems and compilers that the platform targets."

to be a little confusing.  HP 2009.2.0.2 for Windows does include
Win32 (providing System.Win32).  Of course there's not much point in
including Win32 in HP for a Unix platform.  I assume the same is true
for unix (providing System.Posix), but in the opposite direction, so
to speak.  It would be a shame to not include these two
_platform-specific_ packages in HP.

OTOH, maybe I'm not using the word "compile" in the correct sense...
Would a platform-specific package qualify if building it on _other_
platforms resulted in a successful build, but with empty output?


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