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Re: wrong link command called

From: Alessandro Vesely
Subject: Re: wrong link command called
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2005 10:00:32 +0200

"Paul D. Smith" wrote:
> I added a note to that bug.
> []

Paul's point is correct: since unixy shells do try and subvert
the OS native behaviour, when make uses them it should disable
the "fast path" or mimic the unixy shells.

I would suggest disabling the fast path, for a couple of reasons.

1. MinGW and Cygwin shells may have to apply unusual workarounds in
order to be consistent. Trying to mimic them is aiming at a moving

2. make mimics the Windows' native shells (, cmd.exe)
quite well. Actually, the fast path works better than the slow one
in this case: That's because Windows' native shells don't accept
forward slashes, therefore commands whose executables contain an
explicit path only work if they will take the fast path or if the
user does $(subst /,\,$(explicit_path)) -that includes commands
using $(MAKE).

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