[mercury-users] mingw rotd

Fergus Henderson fjh at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Thu Mar 13 16:38:01 AEDT 2003

On 13-Mar-2003, Michael Day <mikeday at yeslogic.com> wrote:
> > - Second, configure the source distribution of Mercury using
> >   --with-cc="i686-pc-mingw-gcc".
> Okay I've tried something like this before, and the result I get is:
> configure: error: Cannot determine the length modifier for the MR_Integer 
> type.
> because mingw is a cross compiler and the Mercury configure script
> purposefully dies in a number of places if the C compiler is a cross
> compiler.
> What to do?

Several possible alternatives:

	- Fix the Mercury sources to not make such assumptions

	- Get a Windows PC and use the Mingw distribution of Mercury

	- Use VMWare

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