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

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Savannah W32 patches... are any OK?
Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2005 06:48:24 +0200

> Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2005 17:11:31 -0500
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden,
>    address@hidden
> From: "Paul D. Smith" <address@hidden>
> %% "Eli Zaretskii" <address@hidden> writes:
>   >> 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).
>   ez> Make already does that, see variable.c.
> So... I'm losing track here... is the answer to the problem as easy as
> checking SHELL to see if it's vs. cmd.exe?

It's a possibility, but AFAIR cmd.exe from Windows NT is still
relatively much less smarter than that of W2K or XP.  So I'd prefer
using a Windows system call.  Could someone of the Windows developers
please suggest a patch along these lines?

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