I'm trying to build some libraries, and some of them don't make it easy to build on Windows. Various places suggest using msys or the updated msys2 with MinGW to emulate(?) a linux environment to build the libraries.
My question is: does using msys, as opposed to just MinGW, affect the performance of the libraries and eventual programs built? Or, would the end result be the same result as the program that would be created if I did find a way to build it with MinGW without using msys2?
In other words, does msys2 sacrifice any performance for compatibility with windows?