Can RubyInline and Cygwin's gcc work together?

Hi, I’m trying to use RubyInline in winxp. I discovered that one needs
to create a HOME environment variable and install a c/c++ compiler.
Therefore, I installed cygwin and it’s gcc. Do anyone knows how to mix
gcc with RubyInline? I installed it with a plain “gem install
rubyinline”.

I have ruby 1.8.5 and rubyinline 3.6.3.

On 5/19/07, Guillermo A. [email protected] wrote:

Hi, I’m trying to use RubyInline in winxp. I discovered that one needs
to create a HOME environment variable and install a c/c++ compiler.
Therefore, I installed cygwin and it’s gcc. Do anyone knows how to mix
gcc with RubyInline? I installed it with a plain “gem install
rubyinline”.

I have ruby 1.8.5 and rubyinline 3.6.3.

If you are trying to use RubyInline from the Cygwin Ruby interpreter,
then all should work well. However, if you are using the Windows
one-click installer, then RubyInline is not going to work in the
configuration you described.

RubyInline uses the configuration and compilation settings from the
Ruby interpreter to find the compiler and compile options. The Windows
one-click installer was compiled using Microsoft’s Visual C++ 6.0
compiler suite. You will need this compiler installed on your machine
to use RubyInline. The Cygwin gcc compiler will not work for you.

Blessings,
TwP

Tim P. wrote:

RubyInline uses the configuration and compilation settings from the
Ruby interpreter to find the compiler and compile options. The Windows
one-click installer was compiled using Microsoft’s Visual C++ 6.0
compiler suite. You will need this compiler installed on your machine
to use RubyInline. The Cygwin gcc compiler will not work for you.

Blessings,
TwP

Is there a way I could setup RubyInline to use a different
configuration? If not, maybe I should try to give a patch or something.
It’s strange to have a compiler hardwired. Thanks.

ps. The sad thing is that I come to this only because I tried to play
with ruby2ruby…

On 5/19/07, Guillermo A. [email protected] wrote:

Is there a way I could setup RubyInline to use a different
configuration? If not, maybe I should try to give a patch or something.
It’s strange to have a compiler hardwired. Thanks.

If you’re on Windows, then you’ll need to use the mingw compilers.
They will generate a shared library that is compatible with the
Windows DLL world.

You can tell RubyInline to use a different compiler. This is done by
hacking the rbconfig.rb file located in your Ruby installation. On my
Windows box this is:

C:\Program Files\ruby\lib\ruby\1.8\i386-mswin32\rbconfig.rb

Have fun!

TwP

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