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Re: Fix for HAVE_DOS_PATHS build on cygwin

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Fix for HAVE_DOS_PATHS build on cygwin
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2006 00:34:16 +0300

> Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 17:30:50 -0400
> From: Christopher Faylor <address@hidden>
> Cc: 
> >One thing: my original idea was to have a configure option that
> >enabled the DOS path capabilities.  I note some here are advocating a
> >configure test which simply sets the HAVE_DOS_PATHS option if Cygwin
> >is detected, rather than leaving it up to the user.  Is it the case
> >that people might want to build a Cygwin version of make _WITHOUT_ DOS
> >path support?
> >
> >Something to think about anyway.
> I'm all for flexibility.  I suspect that this will have to be the default
> for cygwin, however, or we will hear wails of despair from any brave soul
> who tries to build from source.

100% agreement.  The less obscure switches with hard-to-explain
effects, the less FAQs asked on the various mailing lists.  We should
introduce such a switch only if we cannot avoid it (i.e. if supporting
DOS file names breaks something very valuable in the Cygwin version).

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