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Re: Savannah W32 patches... are any OK?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Savannah W32 patches... are any OK?
Date: Tue, 01 Mar 2005 23:46:30 +0200

> Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2005 08:47:31 -0500
> From: "Paul D. Smith" <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
> %% "Earnie Boyd" <address@hidden> writes:
>   eb> COMSPEC is the equivalent to SHELL.  It is available on DOS and
>   eb> Windows.  I don't know if OS is.

OS exists only on versions of Windows that are descendants of the NT
family, i.e. NT, 2000, and XP.  It doesn't exist on Windows 9x/ME.

> Hm.  Maybe the DOS/Windows shell management code in GNU make should be
> made aware of, and utilize, the COMSPEC variable (say, if SHELL is not
> set).

Make already does that, see variable.c.

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