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Re: Path separator character

From: Earnie Boyd
Subject: Re: Path separator character
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 06:52:57 -0500
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Sauder, Vernon wrote:

I am new to this list. Having read several months of archives, I have found
no reference to my problem. I have compiled make.exe 3.80 from sources on
Windows XP using nmake. The concern I have is the automatic use of the '/'
character for file paths. The automatic variables $< and $@ do this as do
some others. This causes problems with the DOS/Win32 tools used such as copy
or bcc. I could move to Cygwin or some other such *nix shell but I want to
use cmd.exe as that is the preferred platform here for my project. I have
made some changes to the source and to fix the occurrences that my makefile
used. What I was wondering was whether anyone else has this problem or
whether there is already a patched source for this. If not, I can diff my
files and send in a patch for any others that want to use it.

I think your patches would be worth looking at. I agree that when in the COMSPEC environment that the tool should follow COMSPEC syntax. If your patch is significant you'll need a FSF copyright assignment form. I'll leave it to Paul Smith to direct you further.


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