[R] Intended change from version$os=='Win32' to 'mingw32' ?
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue May 28 14:53:33 CEST 2002
On Tue, 28 May 2002 oehl_list at gmx.de wrote:
> Is it intended that version$os no longer is 'Win32' for the Windows-Compile?
Yes. It's a consequence of using autoconf 2.5x to generate config.h.
In the wider open source world the OS is mingw32, not Windows (and it
matters as there are other Windows-hosted subsystems, notably Cygwin, and
other OSes that mingw32 can use, e.g. ReactOS).
> What is the approbriate way to check for Windows?
Use .Platform$OS.type, which is intended to check for broad classes of
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