MinGW.org-WSL (Windows System Libraries)
This package provides both the C Runtime (mingwrt) and the Windows API
(winapi, a.k.a. w32api) system library components, which are required to
support the MinGW.org distribution of the GNU Compiler Collection.
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MinGW.org-WSL is provided, and maintained by the MinGW.org Development
Team, to furnish essential bindings between the GNU Compiler Collection
and the MS-Windows operating system. Historically, development has been
focused on support for the 32-bit MS-Windows platform. However, these
libraries are intended for use in both 32-bit and 64-bit programming;
patches to imporve support for both platforms, and in particular the
64-bit platform, will be gratefully considered.
Parts of the C runtime have been adapted to improve C99 compliance, but
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at http://msdn.microsoft.com, offers the most useful advice on the use
the MinGW.org-WSL libraries in your own programming.
The GNU C++ Compiler (g++) provides its own implementation of the C++
standard; http://gcc.gnu.org offers the most useful documentation for
this particular implementation of the C++ standard. (Do please note
that not all features of this implementation are fully supported on
the MS-Windows platforms).