On 01/25/2013 05:11 PM, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Mark Levedahl <mleved...@gmail.com> writes:
> 
>> Cygwin and Windows should be treated as completely separate platforms:
>> if __CYGWIN__ is defined, do one thing, if not, go ahead and check
>> WIN32, but the WIN32 macro should never be tested once we know the
>> platform is CYGWIN - these really are different platforms (if you are
>> unsure of this, consider that Cygwin includes a cross-compiler to
>> target native Win32 as the Cygwin maintainers recognized the platforms
>> are different).
> 
> Not disagreeing with your conclusion (they should be treated as
> different), why does it define WIN32 in the first place?
> 
> Perhaps we would want
> 
>       #ifdef __CYGWIN__
>         #undef WIN32
>         #endif

Wouldn't work.  Cygwin gcc does NOT define WIN32; rather, the inclusion
of a Windows system header (generally discouraged, but sometimes a
necessary evil) might cause WIN32 to be defined for all subsequent headers.

Which is why other projects, like gnulib, have

# if (defined _WIN32 || defined __WIN32__) && ! defined __CYGWIN__

all over the place.

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