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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 19:45:58 +0300

> Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2006 09:45:59 -0400
> From: Earnie Boyd <address@hidden>
> Quoting Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>:
> >>
> >> 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.
> >
> I'm not sure I like a soft option but maybe DOSPATHS=false to turn it 
> off.  I would still like the above configure switches.

Could you please tell why you think an option is needed?  If the
default behavior doesn't cause any trouble, why do we need to create
an option in advance, before we hear any user complaints?

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