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

From: Earnie Boyd
Subject: Re: Savannah W32 patches... are any OK?
Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2005 19:33:11 -0500 (EST)
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<quote who="Eli Zaretskii">
>> 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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