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Re: GNU make 3.81, Windows port

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: GNU make 3.81, Windows port
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2006 06:38:47 +0300

> Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2006 04:55:55 +0300
> From: "Aronsky, Pavel" <address@hidden>
> Cc: <address@hidden>
> ez> I agree 100%: we shouldn't gratuitously break platforms that are still
> ez> in widespread use.
> A bit too late? File sub_proc.c already uses APIs not existing in win9x
> (SetHandleInformation, InitializeSecurityDescriptor) ...  has anybody 
> complained?

There's nothing wrong in principle with using APIs that don't exist in
early versions, as long as the code checks errors and doesn't crash or
errors out in fatal ways when those APIs fail.  If an API isn't
available, the call will simply return an error indication.

> But I do respect your feelings. SearchPath() exists in win95 ;)

I know.

> Just posted the patch, it is  #17433 -- hope it can help to further 
> development in sub_proc.c.


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