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Re: Fix for HAVE_DOS_PATHS build on cygwin

From: Christopher Faylor
Subject: Re: Fix for HAVE_DOS_PATHS build on cygwin
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 17:41:28 -0400
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On Fri, Aug 18, 2006 at 12:34:16AM +0300, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> 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).

I'm not sure if this is what you're saying but I wouldn't mind an option
but only if (and I can't believe I'm saying this) the default is
--with-dos-paths rather than --without-dos-paths.


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