[R] Intended change from version$os=='Win32' to 'mingw32' ?

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue May 28 14:56:43 CEST 2002

On Tue, 28 May 2002 ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk wrote:

> 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
> OSes.

Or use machine().

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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