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Re: a couple of patches to deal with w32 semantics

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: a couple of patches to deal with w32 semantics
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2008 23:53:19 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)

* Eric Blake wrote on Tue, Mar 04, 2008 at 10:58:16PM CET:
> Ralf Wildenhues <Ralf.Wildenhues <at>> writes:
> > here are two more patches for w32. [...]
> > OK to apply?
> Bah - I posted and committed a similar patch before I read this.

No worries, your patch was better anyway.

> > +# If making a directory and moving files from there to . succeeds, we
> > +# are probably on cygwin.
> Not just cygwin, but windows in general.  And not just moving files into a 
> read-
> only directory, but deleting files from there as well.  Isn't it scary that 
> Windows thinks everyone deserves root-like privileges?

Yep.  Note that somehow the MSYS runtime seemed to avoid this trap,

> >     On MinGW, substitution of CR and 0xFF fails.
> > 
> >     * tests/ (Substitute and define special characters):
> >     MinGW awk cannot handle 0xFF, and on MinGW, the test does the
> >     wrong thing for CR.
> I can't speak for this one (I avoid mingw as much as possible, only cross-
> compiling there), but it looks reasonable.  Please apply.

Done, thanks!


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