Nyffenegger wrote:
> I am trying to compile vim 8 on Windows with mingw.
> These are the steps I executed:
> git clone https://github.com/vim/vim.git
> cd vim\src
> \mingw\bin\mingw32-make.exe -f Make_ming.mak ARCH=i686
> The compilation of diff.c failes with the following error message:diff.c: In 
> function 'ex_diffpatch':
> diff.c:891:12: error: storage size of 'st' isn't known
> diff.c:891:12: warning: unused variable 'st' [-Wunused-variable]
> mingw32-make: *** [gobji686/diff.o] Error 1
> Is there something I can do about it?
> Thanks for any pointer.

Sure, you can modify vim.h and change size_T from _stat64 to stat and comment 

this works for me

index a787575..308c9cd 100644
--- a/src/vim.h
+++ b/src/vim.h
@@ -2093,8 +2093,8 @@ typedef int VimClipboard; /* This is required for the 
prototypes. */

 /* Use 64-bit stat structure if available. */
 #if (defined(_MSC_VER) && (_MSC_VER >= 1300)) || defined(__MINGW32__)
-# define HAVE_STAT64
-typedef struct _stat64 stat_T;
+//# define HAVE_STAT64
+typedef struct stat stat_T;
 typedef struct stat stat_T;

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