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Re: [PATCH] Use UTF-8 active code page for Windows host.

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Use UTF-8 active code page for Windows host.
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2023 16:40:52 +0200

> From: Paul Smith <psmith@gnu.org>
> Cc: bug-make@gnu.org
> Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2023 10:27:16 -0400
> Other people (like Eli who is the primary maintainer of GNU Make for
> Windows) have other environments and do more vigorous testing.  But I
> don't believe Eli uses autotools on Windows, either.

I do use autotools on Windows, just not for building GNU Make.

> > Assuming all questions are answered first, would it be OK to work on
> > the build_w32.bat changes in a second separate patch, and keep the
> > first one focused only on the Unix-like build process?
> Patches can be provided in any order, but until build_w32.bat is
> updated there won't be any testing of these features during the
> "normal" development process.  Presumably (but again, you'll have to
> ask them) the MinGW folks etc. will take release candidate builds and
> verify them in their own environments, once those become available.
> This is not to discourage you in any way: UTF-8 is assumed by GNU Make
> on POSIX systems and getting that to be true on Windows is a big step
> in the right direction IMO!

Indeed.  But build_w32.bat is a very simple batch file, so I don't
think modifying it will present any difficulty.  Let us know if you
need help in that matter.

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