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Re: Fix for HAVE_DOS_PATHS build on cygwin

From: Earnie Boyd
Subject: Re: Fix for HAVE_DOS_PATHS build on cygwin
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2006 09:38:51 -0400
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Quoting Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>:

I can't think of any examples, though.

The only examples I can think of is passing \b and \n to programs like
`echo' or `printf'.  Even then, I'm not sure I can come up with a
specific case where the current code would cause a failure.

So, Chris, are you okay with leaving this behavior in the Cygwin
build, or do you wish to opt for a safer /-only support for drive
letters?  We need to make a decision, and I'd rather have yours than
decide on my own.  (I didn't see any discussion of this on the Cygwin
list, either.)

For MPOV I would consider C:/absolute/path to be supported in all cases. However if SHELL != 'sh' then C:\absolute\path should be supported and \ loses its meaning as an escape character. FWIW, MPOV is based on experience with others having issues with Makefiles and MSYS.

Earnie Boyd

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