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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 13:57:29 +0300

> Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 17:41:28 -0400
> From: Christopher Faylor <address@hidden>
> 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>
> >>
> >> 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.

I'm saying two things: (a) I agree that the default should be with DOS
paths, and (b) we need an option to turn DOS paths off only if the
default behavior causes trouble in some situations.

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