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Thanks both for the info. But does this mean I'll need to link with
MSVCR80.DLL at all, when using MinGW? The Microsoft runtime is one of
those things I was hoping to leave behind.

2008/9/2 David Given <>:
> Ross Berteig wrote:
> [...]
>> For self-contained applications, I find MinGW along with their port of
>> Gnu Make  to be the right balance of programmer-friendly old-school
>> building with broad compatibility over all 32-bit Windows platforms for
>> the generated executables. Add MSYS and you can often get OSS libraries
>> to just ./configure && make without many issues.
> It's worth mentioning that MingW is also portable; I've got a Windows
> build of WordGrinder in the pipeline that's primarily cross-compiled
> from Linux, winres and all --- and the *same* pmfile will build the same
> binary on Windows with cygwin.
> [...]
>> However, getting MinGW to properly link against MSVCR80.DLL (or any of
>> the newer MS CRT flavors) remains a bit of a pain.
> I had absolutely no trouble with this --- I just compiled it and it
> worked. There don't even seem to be any dependencies on the MingW
> runtime DLL. I'm not well up on Windows toolchains, so I could well be
> making a static executable, but the entire program comes out as a single
> 266kB binary --- and that includes a Lua interpreter and 5600 lines of
> Lua bytecode embedded in it.
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