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Re: EMX on DOS


From: Paul Edwards
Subject: Re: EMX on DOS
Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2003 11:01:39 GMT

"Derek Robert Price" <address@hidden> wrote in message news:address@hidden
> | It is Cygwin that I was under the impression was Posix
> |
> |compliant (this is the one I was disappointed there was no
> |"general posix" compile procedure for).
>
> Why are you doing all this for Cygwin?  It comes with Bash.  Just use
> that to run configure.

You are posting this under "EMX on DOS".  EMX is not
Cygwin.

I did a general Posix one for any unspecified Posix system,
which doesn't necessarily have a shell.

The Cygwin I submitted was the last thing, and only a minor
change to the general Posix one, to allow backslash.

As a separate issue, yes, I have BASH.  But when I run
configure under Bash, it hangs my computer, and I need to
cold boot.  I don't know why.  But I never said my computer
had the ability to run shell scripts.  What I said is that I have
a Posix programming environment, and that I can compile
Posix code.  I can and do compile Posix code.  Just as I
compile and run C89 code.  THAT works.

Other people may have only a partial install of Cygwin
that doesn't have bash, or they may have a completely
different Posix system, or may have downloaded a
different gcc port that doesn't come with Bash.  Or maybe
like me they can't run it for some other reason.  I don't
know.

But if they can provide a Posix environment, then Posix
compliant code should compile.  No ifs, buts or maybes,
if it's Posix compliant, it should work.

BFN.  Paul.




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