Ramsay Jones <ram...@ramsay1.demon.co.uk> writes:

> Jonathan Nieder wrote:
>> Throughout git, it is assumed that the WIN32 preprocessor symbol is
>> defined on native Windows setups (mingw and msvc) and not on Cygwin.
>> On Cygwin, most of the time git can pretend this is just another Unix
>> machine, and Windows-specific magic is generally counterproductive.
>> Unfortunately Cygwin *does* define the WIN32 symbol in some headers.
>> Best to rely on a new git-specific symbol NATIVE_WINDOWS instead,
>> defined as follows:
>>      #if defined(WIN32) && !defined(__CYGWIN__)
>>      # define NATIVE_WINDOWS
>>      #endif
>> After this change, it should be possible to drop the
>> CYGWIN_V15_WIN32API setting without any negative effect.
>> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <jrnie...@gmail.com>
> If we go with this approach, could we prefix the symbol name with GIT_
> in order to reduce the global namespace pollution?
> (Yeah, I'm not good at choosing names!)

I was in "find leftover bits" mode today and found this thread hanging.

Has anything come out of this thread, or there is nothing to improve
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