[m-users.] Compiling Mercury 14.01 on 64 bit Cygwin?

Peter C. Chapin PChapin at vtc.vsc.edu
Sun Aug 10 22:33:33 AEST 2014

Hi Julien,

Thanks for the information. Actually I can run Mercury in my Linux VM on
my Windows system so I'll probably just do that for now. I had thought
compiling it in Cygwin might be more convenient since it would mean I
could use Mercury without booting my VM. But booting the VM isn't that
big a deal. I run it a lot anyway.

Thanks again!


On 2014-08-10 01:59, Julien Fischer wrote:
> Hi Peter,
> The issue is that the version of the Boehm GC that ships with Mercury
> 14.01 does not support 64 bit Cygwin.  This has been fixed in upstream
> Boehm GC, so we will add support for 64 bit Cygwin after we next upgrade
> the Boehm GC.  (I think there may need to be some other minor changes
> required to support 64 bit Cygwin as well.)
> Note that Mercury 14.01 does work with MinGW64 which should be usable
> from within Cygwin, so that may be an alternative in the meantime.
> Cheers,
> Julien.

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