On Sun, Feb 2, 2014 at 5:22 PM, Craig Ringer <cr...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote:
> I'm not a fan of MinGW (gcc) on Windows, it's a right pain. It's also
> the only open source compiler currently supported for PostgreSQL on
> Windows - practically the only one available. I don't know about you,
> but I'm not too keen on assuming Microsoft will continue to offer free
> toolchains that're usable for our purposes. They're crippling their free
> build tools more and more with each release, which isn't a good trend.

I was under the impression that Microsoft had finally come around to
implementing a few C99 features in Visual Studio 2013 precisely
because they want there to be an open source ecosystem on Windows.


-- 
Peter Geoghegan


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